Acting in a superhero movie is not just about wearing beautiful costumes and showing cool action scenes. Margot Robbie – actress in charge of the role Harley Quinn In the DC cinema universe, there have been many hardships. Even though she didn’t have to audition, she still spent months preparing and practicing. Here are the most difficult things Margot Robbie had to do on set.
1. Too revealing outfits and high heels
Harley Quinn’s image has become a craze after Suicide Squad, inspiring countless costume parties. However, Margot Robbie had to make great efforts to run and fight in that outfit. The tight pants and the high heels made her feel uncomfortable.
The actress tried wearing sneakers or flats but through the test footage, high heels still had a better visual effect, so she accepted. She also hates the accessory gold bracelet as it keeps stabbing into her hand. The sophisticated costume of Harley Quinn takes 3 hours, not to mention they have to miles again after rain and action scenes.
2. Read hundreds of comic books
In order to transform into the perfect Harley Quinn, Margot Robbie must learn about the character. She read many different storylines featuring Harley Quinn during the Christmas holidays, after taking the role. At first she wasn’t going to read it all, but the storyline only told a small part about Harley Quinn so she was forced to become a “nerd”. Besides, the DC fan’s expectations also made her quite pressure.
3. Edit voice
Animated Harley Quinn usually has a high-pitched voice, but this doesn’t suit the film’s dark ambience. Margot Robbie once shared: “Humorous scenes, crazy scenes or actions are appropriate, but in the emotional psychological scene is not very good.” In the end, she decided to choose the voice of actress Lorraine Bracco in Goodfellas model, listen and learn every day.
4. Keep in shape “nua nà”
Margot Robbie spent 6 months training for the role of Harley Quinn and the process was arduous as hell. In order to have a nice round 3 and perform action scenes without stunts, she had to learn Pilates and burn calories by jogging, swimming, jumping on the trampoline … Then she switched to gym, boxing and shooting …
5. Hold your breath under water
During the filming, Margot Robbie had to learn how to hold her breath underwater for 5 minutes. The actress has a professional diving specialist who teaches her how to slow down metabolism. However, the scene in the chemical tank is still the most annoying thing that Margot Robbie has ever done. She was suffocating and when she opened her eyes, she saw only white.
6. Learn how to be dependent and manipulated
There is one thing in Harley Quinn that Margot Robbie cannot understand, that is her obsession with Joker. Margot also does not understand why fans like this cult, when Joker treats Harley so badly. But things changed after she read Sam Shepard’s play Fool for Love and was finally able to sympathize with Harley.
7. Improvising with the Joker
Margot Robbie likened being paired with Jared Leto to being at the front of a great show. Jared Leto is known for his ability to improvise, leaving Margot unable to know what was going on in his mind, what he would do next. Jared Leto didn’t even audition so Margot had to learn how to follow him. Because Joker is a crazy man, Margot investigated the MMPI test – 500 questions assessing the level of depression. Thanks to that, she can guess Joker’s mood.
8. Find the “halo” for yourself
Margot Robbie believes her character can overcome her obsession with Joker and have a great story. In Birds of Prey, Harley broke up with Joker and Margot extremely liked that story.
The film helps the audience discover a completely different Harley Quinn, not the one she immersed in toxic relationships. That is why she not only starred but also co-produced this film.
Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey is premiering in cinemas across the country.