Margot Robbie Talks About Harley Quinn's Tattoos in SUICIDE SQUAD
Yesterday Suicide Squad director David Ayer talked about Jared Leto's Joker tattoos and revealed the meaning behind them. He said that the tells a story, a story that is "absolutely canon."
Now today, we have a new interview with Margot Robbie in which she discusses Harley Quinn's tattoos and their origins in the story. The actress explains:
"She did these herself in prison. They're stick and poke tattoos, prison-style tattoos, that you do when you don't have a tattoo gun. She did them herself out of boredom and desperation. There's 'I heart Puddin', a Joker face, a love heart, that's obviously reflective of her time in prison."
Ayer went on to talk about working with Robbie and praised her performance as Harley saying:
“I don’t know what to say other than a star is born. She’s riveting, magnetic, she is the character. I don’t recognize her out of make-up, we spend so much time together on set, I’m uncomfortable around her if she’s not in make-up.”
He also says that Harley Quinn is one of the main reasons that he wanted to make the movie and explains what he loves about her, saying:
“Harley’s one of my favourite characters. She’s one of the reasons I wanted to do this project. She’s so complex, she’s all about dichotomies, so many opposing qualities in the same person, just like all of us. It’s nice to explore those things. It’s rare to have such a strong female character who’s so active in the story, so driven and so powerful - yet has these weaknesses and achilles heels, just like anybody.”
Harley Quinn has been a favorite character of mine ever since she was introduced in Batman: The Animated Series, and it's exciting to finally see her come to life like this in Suicide Squad, which opens in theaters on August 5th.