The Suicide Squad was set loose on Las Vegas yesterday as part of DC and Warner Bros.' big CinemaCon presentation. On hand to talk about her devilish role was Margot Robbie, who is already being called the movie's premiere scene stealer. She stars as iconic DC villain Harley Quinn, who, believe it or not, did not get her start in the pages of a comic book, but originates from the 1992 Batman Animated Series. During an interview held throughout the course of CinemaCon, the actress opened up about bringing this unique creature to the big screen, and teased the clown princess' secret weapon.
Harley Quinn has a unique relationship with The Joker in the movie, played by Jared Leto. The girl actually has a sick obsession for the iconic DC Comics villain. Despite clearly being insane, she holds a special place in many fans' hearts. And they can't wait to see how she handles this unique persona on the big screen. She is wacky, fun loving, and extremely dangerous. Most of all, she is quite insane. But it's actually her background in mental illness that is her secret weapon when dealing with the other master criminal's she is paired with in the movie. Says Margot Robbie.
"She's definitely one of the more unpredictable members of the squad. She also used to be a psychiatrist so she has an extensive knowledge of mental illnesses and how to manipulate people...I'm sorry, well, she has a lot of knowledge on how to profile people, pick their triggers, and as Harley Quinn she kind of utilizes that to just manipulate people and mess with them. And she definitely does that with the squad. She's always picking someone to be dissecting and playing off and messing with."
Speaking with the LA Times, the actress also delved into her unhealthy on-screen relationship with The Joker. It sounds like their partnership is going to stick pretty close to the comic books. About The Joker and Harley Quinn's match made in Hell, she had this to say.
"She's mad about him -- like, literally, mad. She's crazy. But she loves him. And it's a really unhealthy, dysfunctional relationship. But an addictive one."
While the Suicide Squad did bring some footage to CinemaCon, it was mostly the same as the third trailer that debuted last Sunday during the MTV Movie Awards. But that doesn't mean we don't have something new to show you. Warner Bros. and DC have released a never-before-seen image from the movie. And it's pretty steamy. We get to see Harley Quinn lifting her shirt to show off her colorful bra. What do you think? Does this movie just keep getting better and better looking as we near it's August release date? Sound off in the comments below.