Margot Robbie confirms Suicide Squad will be more Dark Knight than Avengers

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Feb 27, 2015, 3:47 PM EST

Margot Robbie will be playing fan favorite Harley Quinn in David Ayer’s upcoming Suicide Squad comic book flick, and we can't wait to see her tackle the role. In a recent interview with MTV’s Josh Horowitz, the actress chatted about how she got to be cast, and what kind of movie -- tone-wise -- Suicide Squad will be.

So, how did she get the part? The Australian actress revealed that she didn’t have to audition for the role. “I actually got offered this one, I didn’t audition, which is a real step up as an actor when you can get offered things.” She also said that Harley Quinn will get to share a lot of scenes with Deadshot, who’ll be played by her Focus co-star Will Smith, and that they didn’t have to do any chemistry reads together since they displayed a bucketload of that in their latest joint effort.

Harley will, of course, share a lot of time with her Clown Prince of Crime of a boyfriend, the Joker (Jared Leto). Robbie said that she already knew (albeit vaguely) the Oscar-winning actor, and that Leto didn’t share with her how he’ll bring the iconic DC Comics villain to life. But what was really interesting was what the Australian actress said at the end of the interview. When they talked about David Ayer’s take on Suicide Squad, Robbie mentioned that it’ll be more on the “Dark Knight’s side of things,” rather than the Avengers’.

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(via Comic Book)