Margot Robbie Wants to Pass the Harley Quinn Torch Ahead of Lady Gaga’s Joker 2 With Joaquin Phoenix: “That was always the dream for her”

Margot Robbie wants to pass the torch of Harley Quinn ahead of Lady Gaga's role in Joker 2

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  • Margot Robbie's claim to fame is undoubtedly her role as the psychotic yet iconic DC villain Harley Quinn in the DCEU films.
  • Robbie also expressed her desire to pass the torch of the role of Harley Quinn to other actresses ahead of Lady Gaga's role in Joker 2.
  • Lady Gaga's role as Harley Quinn will be her most challenging yet for a wide variety of reasons.
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Margot Robbie has emerged as one of the most noteworthy actresses over the last decade or so, gaining recognition for her performances in diverse films like The Wolf of Wall Street, The Suicide Squad, and her role in Barbie. That being said, Robbie also wanted to pass the Harley Quinn torch ahead of Lady Gaga’s Joker 2.


Margot Robbie’s role as Harley Quinn is truly what made her a global sensation, as fans felt she properly embodied the role of the iconic DC villain, especially with respect to her psychotic yet whimsical nature. However, it is unlikely she will be reprising the role anytime soon.

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Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in this scene
Margot Robbie

Margott Robbie Wanted To Pass The Harley Quinn Torch Ahead Of Lady Gaga’s Joker 2

Margot Robbie smiling while portraying her role as Harley Quinn
Harley Quinn

It has already been established that Margott Robbie was the perfect person to portray the role of Harley Quinn over the past several years. While speaking to Variety, Margot Robbie admitted that she wanted to pass the Harley Quinn torch to someone else.

‘I always wanted Harley to be a character that would get passed on to other actresses to play, the way there are so many iconic male characters. That was always the dream for her. 

Harley’s so fun and can go in so many different directions. You put her in someone else’s hands, and it’s like, “What are they going to do with her?” The options are endless. 

Lady Gaga will be part of the upcoming sequel to Joker as well, where she will portray the role of Harley Quinn. Therefore, it is to be noted that Robbie didn’t necessarily mean she was passing the torch to Gaga, as Gaga’s film will be released towards the end of this year.

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Joker: Folie à Deux Will Be Lady Gaga’s Most Challenging Role Yet

Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn in Joker: Folie à Deux
Joker: Folie à Deux

Joker: Folie à Deux features Joaquin Phoenix reprising his role as Arthur Fleck and Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn. Lady Gaga’s considerable acting experience adds to the excitement for the film’s release as well. Still, the assignment might prove to be the toughest one related to acting that Gaga has taken up. This is due to just how complex Harley Quinn is as a character and it needs a lot of skills to perfectly nail.

Also read: Margot Robbie Was Not the First Choice For DCU’s Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad

Joker: Folie à Deux is set to hit theaters on October 4, 2024, and fans couldn’t be more excited for the upcoming movie. We will have to wait and see whether the film will end up surpassing all expectations once it drops this year.


Written by Subhojeet Mookherjee

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Subhojeet Mookherjee is a Freelance Entertainment Writer for FandomWire. A lover and expert in all things movies, games, TV shows, music and more. I've been in the writing business for over five years now, covering various topics all over the world. I love engaging in deep conversations with like-minded people.