With such a colorful roster of characters at his disposal – to put it lightly – director David Ayer isn’t short of dark and twisted personas when it comes to the upcoming Suicide Squad adaptation. Of course, there’s the loosest of loose cannons in Jared Leto’s Joker, not to mention Margot Robbie’s graceful-yet-unhinged Harley Quinn, but one member of Task Force X that has been described as “crazy” and “feral” is Cara Delevingne’s magical being, Enchantress.
During her recent appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, the British rising star touched upon the duality of her role, and how she is essentially playing two characters.
“The part I’m playing, I’m actually playing two different parts,” said Delevingne. “It’s like an actresses’ dream. I’m playing opposites a mousy kind of scientist and then a crazy, feral witch — which is great. They’re both sides of my personality, so that’s nice. I went in and auditioned before there was even a script. I think I was one of the first people David Ayer, the director, actually cast. But I ended up just doing a monologue from ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’… Very superhero-y.”
Starting off as the humble, mild-mannered June Moone, Delevingne’s character is soon exposed to a magical entity, who grants her with the mind-bending powers of the Enchantress. If Ayer is to remain true to the comics, the actress’ bi-polar persona could prove to be one of the most volatile members of Suicide Squad – no mean task, of course – and it’ll be fascinating to see how Delevingne and the twisted dynamic of her character plays in with the rest of the anti-heroes.
David Ayer’s Suicide Squad will assemble Task Force X in all of their eccentric, bat-shit insane glory when DC’s villainous feature arrives on August 5, 2016.
Source: Late Night with Seth Meyers