One of the early stand-outs from Suicide Squad trailers and photos released so far has been Margot Robbie’s interpretation of Dr. Harleen Quinzel, also known as Harley Quinn, a character Robbie clearly loves and even incorporated into her birthday celebration. But did you know director David Ayer’s version of the character almost had a very different look?
Robbie took a break from giving out free misspelled tattoos to speak to Hello Giggles about how she was cast in the role — there was no script and no other actors hired yet when she got the offer, but she was convinced as soon as they told her David Ayer was directing — and about how they settled on her look for the film. Apparently, it involved a lot of spinning in front of a three way mirror:
We tried on every variation of the costume. I cannot emphasis enough how many outfits, and how many variations of the Harley Quinn costume we tried. We tried the court jester costume, we tried the corset and skirt, we tried leather pants, we tried literally every type of costume possible for her. I really love where we ended up. And who knows, maybe in the sequels we’ll go with the court jester one. I think there’s a world of possibilities.