With reporting by Josh Horowitz
Speculation about “Suicide Squad,” the DC Comics-based supervillain movie slated for August 5, 2016 is running rampant, and the film’s already-cast stars aren’t doing a lot to clarify — or discourage — fan discussion.
Margot Robbie, currently making the rounds for her new film “Focus,” in which she also stars alongside Smith, also kept pretty tight-lipped about her prep to play Harley Quinn while chatting with MTV News, but did let slip that the part came to her — not vice versa.
“I actually got offered this one, I didn’t audition, which is a real step up as an actor when you can get offered things,” Robbie said.
The directors already knew that she and “Focus” co-star Smith would knock it out of the park together as Harley and Deadshot, so, “we didn’t have to do chemistry reads or anything like that, and then I already knew, vaguely knew Jared Leto, who’s playing the Joker.”
She did, however, give hints about director David Ayer’s tone for the film.
“I think on a scale of like, ’Dark Knight’ is here and ’Avengers’ is here, I think it’s more on the ’Dark Knight’ side of things,” she said.
“Focus” hits theaters February 27.