"God, am I going to get beaten up on set?"
When Margot Robbie first learned that she would be working alongside Jared Leto in Suicide Squad, she had to have been elated; however, once she got on set and found out the Oscar-winner was taking a method approach, staying in-character on-and-off-screen, she was hit by a sudden surge of fear. She knew right away that his acting style could prove problematic for her since Harley Quinn is an unhealthy relationship with The Joker. Leto soon put her mind at ease, taking short breaks from being Mr. J in between takes to make sure his co-star was comfortable.
"Yeah. He's kind of terrifying. He's really lovely though, he's like very conscientious and stuff on set. He's not completely lost in the character that he's violent or anything, between every take he asks if I'm okay, blah, blah, blah," Robbie told Comicbook.com and other press at a Suicide Squad set visit. "When I first heard that he was method and we couldn't refer to him as Jared and things like that, I started to get a bit panicky because I'm in a abusive relationship with the guy that thinks he is this character.
"I was like, 'God, am I going to get beaten up on set?' But he's really, really respectful and professional and lovely," she continued, "but it is so incredible to watch him work firsthand, because it's, yeah, a really bizarre process and kind of fascinating. It's not a process I think that would work for me, but to see the way he does it and the way it clearly works for him is, yeah, it's cool."
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
Written and directed by David Ayer based on the characters from DC Comics, the film stars Will Smith (“Ali”), Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Joel Kinnaman (“RoboCop”) and Viola Davis (“The Help”). The cast also includes Jai Courtney (“Insurgent”), Jay Hernandez (“Takers”), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (“Thor: The Dark World”), Ike Barinholtz (“Neighbors”), Scott Eastwood (“Fury”), Cara Delevingne (“Paper Towns”), Adam Beach (“Cowboys & Aliens”), and Karen Fukuhara in her feature film debut. It is produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.
Suicide Squad opens worldwide in 3D, and in 2D, and in select IMAX 3D theaters beginning August 5, 2016.