Harley Quinn’s Creator Talks Margot Robbie’s ‘Suicide Squad’ Performance

Harley Quinn’s Creator Talks Margot Robbie’s ‘Suicide Squad’ Performance

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Despite the tepid reviews for Suicide Squad, one of the few bright spots being brought up time and time again by critics is the first live-action appearance of the Joker’s girlfriend, Harley Quinn. From her trailer-stealing antics, her awesome new look and Margot Robbie’s natural talent and charisma, audiences and critics alike seem to have fallen for the Clown Princess of Crime.

But one opinion that may interest people is the opinion of Harley Quinn’s co-creator Paul Dini. See, Harley is one of the few comic book mainstays to not originate from the page, in fact her first appearance was in Batman: The Animated Series in 1992 created by Dini and producer/artist Bruce Timm. She didn’t actually appear in the comics until 1994. But because her character was such a breakout hit on the small-screen, she stuck around in comic books and the rest is history.

Comicbook.com managed to interview Paul Dini on the Red Carpet during the Premiere of Suicide Squad and asked what seeing a live-action take on Harley Quinn has been like:

“It’s been a real whirlwind, but it’s been tons of fun. We were down in Times Square and saw the giant Harley billboards and everything. It’s weird to have your creation looking down at you like Godzilla.”

As for the performance itself, Dini had nothing but positive things to say about Margot Robbie;

“Every clip that I’ve seen of Margot as Harley, she seems to have nailed it perfectly. When she’s introducing herself to Katana, when she’s walking around with the bat behind her shoulders, she just seems to have really channelled the true spirit of the character. Seeing that come alive is just amazing for me. I saw the shot yesterday of her and Joker in the therapy session getting ready to kiss, and I was just like, ‘That’s it, that’s my girl.’”

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Negative reviews for Warner Bros/DC movies with a singular Batman-centric performance that everyone seems to love is starting to become a trend after Ben Affleck in Batman v SupermanSuicide Squad opens this Friday.

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William Carlisle is a features writer at GeekFeed. He is the host and co-host of the Film Brits Podcast and the Movie Mania Podcast respectively and has also written for Geekvision.tv and Noises Off!.
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