New York Comic Con has wrapped up, and DC Daily has cleaned house with a video where they chat with the Birds of Prey cast about why they love this movie and these characters.
Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Ella Jay Basco, and Rosie Perez all talk about the film and the experience of coming to NYCC. Of course, with Robbie being the face of the movie, as well as one of the producers, she had several thoughts to share, but the interesting one was what draws her to Harley. Robbie shared, “She’s endearing, she’s funny, she’s unpredictable. Which, I think as an actor, makes her so fun to play, you can kinda do anything in a scene. You can react by smashing someone in the face, or you could jump on them and kiss them because both would work for Harley.”
Shedding some light on her version of Black Canary, Smollett-Bell said, “She’s the Dinah Lance we know and love from the comics. A ferocious street fighter. When we meet Dinah in the movie, though, she’s a singer in Roman’s Black Mask club. and she’s kind of disenfranchised and disconnected from the world. She doesn’t really want anything to do with crime fighting or being a good doer you know.” She went on to add, “It’s really about her accepting her gift, and accepting her power. That’s what was so fascinating for me to explore this woman who has such strength, but exploring someone who doesn’t want to own her power.”
The whole interview is worth checking out as Warner Bros. finally ramps up the promotional efforts for Birds of Prey.
Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) will be the first appearance of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn since Suicide Squad. She will be joined by Mary Elizabeth Winstead as the Huntress, while Jurnee Smollett-Bell will be playing Black Canary. Rosie Perez will be playing Renee Montoya, and Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain as well. And Ewan McGregor joined the cast as Gotham City villain Black Mask.
The Birds of Prey movie is scheduled to hit theaters on Feb. 7, 2020.