Margot Robbie can’t stop gushing about Oscar candidate Lady Gaga.
The Grammy winner will play Harley Quinn in the forthcoming “Joker: Folie à Deux” with Joaquin Phoenix. Robbie brought the famous cartoon character from “Batman: The Animated Series” to life in “Suicide Squad,” her first live-action appearance, followed by roles in “Birds of Prey” and “The Suicide Squad.”
“It makes me so happy because I said from the beginning that all I want is for Harley Quinn to be one of those characters that gets passed from great actor to great actor, like Macbeth or Batman,” Robbie said of Gaga’s hiring. “Someone gets to do their Batman, or someone gets to do their Macbeth.”
“It’s such an honor to have built a foundation strong enough that Harley can now be one of those characters that other actors get to play,” Robbie said of Gaga. And I believe she’ll achieve amazing things with it.”
“I feel like, in not so many cases, are there female characters – Queen Elizabeth I, but beyond that, which I got to have a crack at as well, which I was honored to do,” the “Barbie” actress remarked. ‘Wow!’ I said. Queen Elizabeth I was played by Cate Blanchett. Now it’s my turn.'”
Robbie portrayed Queen Elizabeth I in “Mary Queen of Scots,” while Blanchett played the queen in 1998’s “Elizabeth.”
In June 2021, Robbie said that she needs a “break” from portraying Harley Quinn since the role is “exhausting.” While Todd Phillips’ “Joker” is not in the same canon as James Gunn’s “Suicide Squad,” Gunn has stated that Harley Quinn will feature again in his DCU flicks, hinting that Robbie will reprise the scene-stealing role.
Meanwhile, Robbie’s big year begins with “Amsterdam,” followed by “Babylon,” and the forthcoming “Barbie.” Robbie has also been cast in Wes Anderson’s “Asteroid City,” a “Ocean’s Eleven” prequel, and a “Pirates of the Caribbean” picture, which marks a reunion with “Birds of Prey” writer Christina Hodson. See what else Robbie is working on here