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‘Harley Quinn….always gets passed from great actor to great actor’: Margot Robbie Wants Multiple Stars To Play Harley Quinn, Just Like Batman

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Margot Robbie has played DC’s iconic Clown Princess of Crime in various films with James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad (2021) being her latest project as Harley Quinn. And while it isn’t clear when exactly fans will see the Australian actress on the screen as the bubbly villain again, she did say that she would like to reclaim the role soon in the foreseeable future.

Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie

Meanwhile, the audience is gearing up for Lady Gaga’s depiction of Harley Quinn alongside Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck, aka, Joker, in the upcoming film, Joker: Folie à Deux. And if you’re wondering how Margot Robbie feels about the famous singer taking over the character, you’re in for a treat because she had the most wholesome reaction with regard to it.

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Margot Robbie Wants Harley Quinn to be Played by Different Actors 

While talking to Josh Horowitz from MTV News about her recent mystery/comedy, Amsterdam wherein she works alongside Christian Bale and Rami Malek, Margot Robbie talked about the popular DC character of Harley Quinn, and how she’s thrilled to see someone else’s portrayal of Joker’s charming partner in crime.

One might think that after playing the character on screen for a long time, Robbie would be somewhat possessive of another actor’s iteration of it. But that’s nowhere near the case. Instead, the Birds of Prey star wants multiple actors to play Harley Quinn as she explained how she would love to see different interpretations of the same character.

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Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn
Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn

“It makes me so happy, because I said from the very beginning, is all I want is for Harley Quinn to be one of those characters, the way like Macbeth or Batman, always gets passed, you know, from great actor to great actor. And it’s kind of like someone gets to do their Batman or someone gets to do their Macbeth. And I feel like, in not so many cases are there any female characters. Queen Elizabeth I. But like, beyond that, which I got to have a crack out as well, which I was honored to do. I was like ‘Wow, Cate Blanchett did Queen Elizabeth I. Now I get to.'”

Robbie’s Harley Quinn definitely has its own charms and characteristics that are irreplaceable, but a change in scenery is not the worst idea ever. And who knows, the House of Gucci might just end up bringing a whole new shine to the character. Even Robbie thinks so.

Margot Robbie is Excited to See Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn

Robbie, 32, claimed that it is an absolute “honor” that Quinn’s character now has the potential to be depicted by various other actors. And The Wolf of Wall Street actress is certain that Lady Gaga will “do something incredible” with the character.

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Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey
Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey

“It’s such an honor to have built a foundation strong enough that Harley can now be one those characters that other actors get to have a go at playing. And I think she’ll do something incredible with it.” 

Besides, it’s not like Gaga will be replacing Robbie in any way because Todd Phillips’ Joker: Folie à Deux is not a part of the DC Extended Universe. So, there’s no reason for there to be any foul air between either of the stars in the first place. 

Joker: Folie à Deux is set to premiere on October 4, 2024. 
Source: MTV News 


Written by Khushi Shah

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