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Margot Robbie Earned Ridiculously Less Money per Minute Than Jared Leto in Suicide Squad

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In these modern ages of feminism and equal pay, there were still some roles that followed the principle of gender discrimination. Margot Robbie, who portrayed Harley Quinn in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad earned less than Jared Leto’s Joker from the same movie!

Even though Joker was not considered a major antagonist in the movie, Jared Leto was paid a ridiculous amount of money for a bare minimum of a few minutes of screen time compared to Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn.

Jared Leto and Margot Robbie in Suicide Squad (2016).
Jared Leto and Margot Robbie in Suicide Squad (2016).

Margot Robbie Earned Way Less Than Jared Leto in Suicide Squad

Being one of the main protagonists of a movie, people might expect that Margot Robbie would’ve walked off the set with millions in her hands for a screen time of over 2 hours. The case was partly true however since Margot Robbie did walk away with millions but it was nothing compared to Jared Leto’s earnings for a bare minimum of seven minutes.

Margot Robbie was paid way less per minute than Jared Leto.
Margot Robbie was paid way less per minute than Jared Leto.

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Suicide Squad is 2 hours and 12 minutes of action scenes that feature actors like Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Jared Leto doing bad stuff for good of the world (mostly). The movie was received terribly by the audience with Leto’s Joker announced to be one of the worst portrayals.

The title of the worst joker shouldn’t bother Leto so much since he walked away with $7 million for starring for just 7 minutes in front of the camera! According to a devoted fan, Jared Leto portrayed the role of Joker for just 7 minutes and 45 seconds in the entirety of the movie and walked off with $7 million in hand when the movie was released.

This is quite a high ratio compared to Margot Robbie who starred as one of the main protagonists of the movie but was reported to earn less per screen time than Jared Leto.

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When The Fans Wanted David Ayer’s Suicide Squad

The Ayer Cut never saw the light of day.
The Ayer Cut never saw the light of day.

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During the year 2020 when Warner Bros. Discovery (Warner Bros. at that time) had to forcefully announce Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the people found hope. A trend started with the #ReleaseTheAyerCut campaign that included many of Jared Leto’s cut scenes and reshoots of the movie.

Although the Ayer Cut never saw the light of day, James Gunn came to save the day by creating his own version of the antagonists in The Suicide Squad (2021). With the current controversies occurring in the DC Studios right now, there has surely been no priority given to members of the suicide squad. James Gunn along with Peter Safran are currently busy plotting the structure of the DCU which leaves not many choices of directors to direct a Suicide Squad project.

Source: CheatSheet

Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.