There tend to be specific roles that seem almost destined to be played by certain actors. And after a while, it becomes almost impossible to picture anybody else taking over that particular character. Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn is one such character.
The last time DC fans saw the Babylon actress play Joker’s partner in crime was back in 2021 in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. Presently, it’s hard to say just when she’d return to the big screens to depict the character again. But it looks like some DC fans (who are most likely BBT nerds as well) are hoping to not see another actress take over the role instead of Margot Robbie.
While Lady Gaga is already set to step into the shoes of the character in her upcoming film titled Joker: Folie à Deux alongside Joaquin Phoenix, fans want to see someone else entirely.
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People Claim They Want to See Melissa Rauch Play Harley Quinn
A fresh demand seems to have arisen pertaining to the casting of Harley Quinn as fans request DCU co-CEO James Gunn to pick Melissa Rauch for the role. Not Margot Robbie, Melissa Rauch, the popular actress, and model who you might remember from The Big Bang Theory.
A Twitter user recently posted about the same, claiming that Rauch would be the perfect fit since she has already voiced Harley Quinn in an animated film, Batman and Harley Quinn. It’s true! The Ode to Joy actress was indeed the face behind the Clown Princess of Crime in Sam Liu’s 2017 movie.
Melissa Rouch from the Big Bang theory should play Harley Quinn. She has the perfect voice and acting skills for the role. Also, I didn’t knew she played Harley in the animated movies until 5 minutes ago 😂 pic.twitter.com/tTRMw1wYIW
— AKA (@aymanktamimi) December 19, 2022
The more astonishing part about all this is that fans have been wanting to see more of Rauch as Harley Quinn for an unbelievably long time now. While the above-mentioned tweet is a more recent one, DC fans have been talking about this for ages!
Looks like Gunn has some important choices to make.
I've heard really good things about the Harley Quinn animated series. Even Melissa Rauch as Harley in Batman and Harley Quinn was very good
— Galahad of Tombstone squad (@Tom_Quinn54) May 7, 2020
Oh my god. I am literally watching BBT thinking how perfect Melissa Rauch would be as an angry little Harley Quinn…
— Alan 🏴🇨🇦 (@AlanSilvey) April 3, 2017
I hope Melissa Rauch returns as Harley Quinn one day because she was wonderful in the Batman and Harley Quinn movie!
— Kevin Perine (@GamerKevin94) July 29, 2018
I like Margot Robbie, but Melissa Rauch would have made a killer Harley Quinn as well.
— The Mazoo (@jthemazoo) March 6, 2015
Who is the Best Pick to Portray Harley Quinn?
Harley Quinn is one of the most iconic characters in DC comics. With impulsivity that is too close to being deadly, she thrives off her dangerous decisions and psychotic ventures. And Margot Robbie seems to have performed remarkably well as the crazy henchwoman turned villain. Robbie, 32, has played the character in three DCEU movies so far.
Besides her though, Kaley Cuoco is yet another fan-favorite (and another Big Bang Theory actress) when it comes to the portrayal of the anti-heroine. Besides Cuoco, who has voiced Harley Quinn in the animated series of the same name, Rauch too seems to be on the front lines for casting.
However, nothing can be confirmed with regard to the same. It largely depends on what the DC heads’ decision will be, whether they will recast Robbie or bring in Rauch. Then again, whether or not the actress herself wants to come back for the role, is another story. While talking about Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn, Robbie did claim to be more inclined toward having the role portrayed by different stars. So, who knows, maybe that could end up being true after all.