Margot Robbie has put in three performances now as Harley Quinn, but it seems the actress is going to take a bit of a break from the popular character.
Robbie made her debut as Harley Quinn in 2016’s Suicide Squad, and then things went quit for a bit for her. She returned in early 2020 with Birds of Prey, and then immediately moved on to her third turn as the character in The Suicide Squad. With two rapid turns as the character, it seems Robbie wants to take some time off from the anti-hero.
“It was kind of back-to-back filming Birds… and filming this, so I was kind of like, oof, I need a break from Harley because she’s exhausting,” Robbie told EW in a new interview. “I don’t know when we’re next going to see her. I’m just as intrigued as everyone else is.”
Robbie also learned during the interview about Harley’s fate in Zack Snyder’s Justice League as she had yet to watch it. “Whaaat?” Robbie asked. “I didn’t know that. [Laughs] Thank you for telling me!”
She went on to add some thoughts, saying, “I guess it’s kind of like the comics,” Robbie said. “The film version of the DC universe, I actually think they’re a lot like the comics. You pick up one comic and something’s happening and then you pick up the next comic and maybe that character’s not alive, maybe that character’s not with that person, maybe that character looks completely different. Each movie is its own sort of thing, and I think that works in the comic book world, and I think that works in the DC film world as well. It’s not like Marvel where everything is more obviously linked in a more linear way. It feels like there’s so many adjacent stories, worlds, and films happening at the same time, just like there are in the comics. So, yeah, I didn’t know that, but it doesn’t necessarily change what other people are able to do with this universe, I don’t think. What one director decides I don’t think dictates what another director might be able to pick up and do with the world and the characters, which is fun. I think that’s an appealing aspect for directors in the DC world, they can make it their own, the way James [Gunn] did. He didn’t have to be beholden to the version that David Ayer set up. He could pick it up and make it his own, which I’m sure was more appealing for him.”
Thile there is nothing firm as of yet, we highly doubt this will be the last time we see Robbie in the role.
The Suicide Squad is due to hit theaters and HBO Max on Aug. 5, 2021 in the U.S. It will be in theaters in the U.K. on July 30.