Margot Robbie and David Ayer defend Harley Quinn’s sexy outfits in ‘Suicide Squad’

The New York Times published a piece on Margot Robbie today highlighting the successful career she’s had so far and focusing on the two movies she has coming out this summer. The one we’re all looking forward to is Suicide Squad, and the NY Times article put a focus on Robbie having to show off her body in booty shorts and wet t-shirts.

Robbie defended Harley’s choice of attire, saying that Harley is “wearing hot pants because they’re sparkly and fun,” and not because “she wanted guys to look at her ass.” I think everyone was guilty of that after the trailer that came out in January.


She added: “As Margot, no, I don’t like wearing that. I’m eating burgers at lunchtime, and then you go do a scene where you’re hosed down and soaking wet in a white T-shirt, it’s so clingy and you’re self-conscious about it.”

Director David Ayer also defended Harley’s sexy outfits, saying “I didn’t think denim overalls would be appropriate for that character” and that Ms. Robbie understood “that’s part of the iconography.”

As for the Suicide Squad sequel? Robbie said, half-jokingly and half not, “I’m not wearing hot pants next time.”

Were you bothered by the Harley Quinn outfits we’ve seen so far in the Suicide Squad trailers? Are people just overreacting? Sound off in the comments below!

SOURCE: The New York Times