Margot Robbie Talks Passing Up Sue Storm In Fantastic Four, Jared Leto’s “Impressive” Joker

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Now that filming has wrapped on David Ayer’s Suicide Squad and the DC adaptation is entering its CG-intensive, post-production stage, the cast and crew have took time to reflect on the Toronto shoot and the film as a whole. Margot Robbie, playing one of the nominal characters in Harley Quinn, spoke about the volatile nature of Joker’s number two in a recent interview with NY Daily News.

Before that, however, the Aussie actress touched upon her decision to pass up the role of Sue Storm in Josh Trank’s maligned Fantastic Four reboot. Early in development and fresh off her eye-catching Wolf of Wall Street role, Robbie had been in contention to play the part of The Invisible Woman, though it was ultimately a role filled by House of Cards‘ Kate Mara.

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Here, Robbie recounts exactly why she opted to turn down the chance to join the ranks of Fox’s ensemble.

I didn’t really resonate with the script, and I haven’t seen the movie, so I don’t really know how it turned out different from the page. But I had a great meeting with the director (Trank) and I really enjoyed that. I guess it’s part of the game: sometime you win some, sometimes you lose some.

Swapping Marvel’s First Family for Task Force X, the actress evidently harbored an interest in joining a superhero film, eventually landing the coveted role of Harley Quinn for Ayer’s villain-centric tale. Further in the interview, Robbie heaped praise on Jared Leto and his unnerving turn as the Crown Prince of Crime.

“What he’s doing with the character is so cool,” she said of his “pretty impressive” performance. “”At first it was kind of confronting (to be up close, but now I’m so used to it, I think if I ever saw him out of makeup now I would be really confused. Actually, I saw him out of makeup once and I was actually petrified of him. I was too scared to go up and didn’t know who that person was, and when he got back into his makeup I was far more comfortable.

The one common denominator is we’re all bad guys, it just makes everything more fun that way. The scenes are more interesting I feel, when you just don’t know how the characters are going to react, especially with Harley, who’s absolutely nuts… she’s either going to kill you or laugh and give you a hug.”

Over the past few weeks, we continue to see scraps of evidence of the Fantastic Four we’ll never know, including yesterday’s concept art of Planet Zero. Suicide Squad, on the other hand, is on course for a release on August 6, 2016.

Source: Daily News