In the last few weeks of December, movie fans — or at least people walking out of Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip — were asked by movie ticket service Fandango to name the 2016 films they were looking forward to. The most popular answer was Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, followed by Pixar’s Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory and the gloomy Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. One notable omission: Suicide Squad didn’t make the top-10, despite months of hype and a widely-watched trailer.
That will take the smile off Jared Leto’s face.
Thankfully, Chip-heads were smart enough to recognize the best reason to see David Ayer’s DC Comics adaptation: Margot Robbie’s Halloween queen Harley Quinn, who finished third for Most Anticipated Comic Book Character Debuting in a Major Role. That’s Hollywood’s second highest achievement, after the Spike Guys’ Choice Award for “Most Desirable Woman.”
Robbie spoke to Cineplex about playing Harley, her new spirit animal.
“Harley is creepy, violent, crazy — all of the things that I aspire to be!” Robbie jokes during an interview at a suburban Los Angeles hotel. “No. It’s the fun of living vicariously through someone who is doing things that I would never do in real life.” (Via)
She also praised working with her Focus co-star Will Smith again, saying, “I actually texted him when I heard he was in negotiations to be in Suicide Squad and kept peer-pressuring him, ‘You’d better be taking this movie!’ He obviously signed on for his own reasons, but I was so incredibly happy that we got to do Round Two.”
If all goes according to plan, by this time next year, Robbie will have a “Most Desirable Woman” bottle of cologne (I assume that’s what Spike’s trophies look like) to call her own.