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22 Things You Need To Know About Margot Robbie Playing Harley Quinn In The Suicide Squad

The 24-year-old Australian beauty is said to have been cast as one of the most famous characters in the DC Comics universe: Harley Quinn. And here's why it's great...

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1. Former Neighbours actress Margot Robbie has been cast as the wisecracking anti-hero Harley Quinn

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY
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YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

2. In 1992 Harley Quinn was first introduced in Batman: The Animated Series as the Joker's girlfriend/gun moll

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3. A former elite gymnast, she was a psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum who fell in love with the Joker...

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4. ....and went, well, a little NUTS

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Okay, a lot nuts.

5. By playing a mass murderer and psychotic henchwoman, it seems Robbie will well and truly leave Ramsay St behind

Not everybody needs good Neighbours.
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Not everybody needs good Neighbours.

6. Which she totally already NAILED in The Wolf Of Wall Street with Leo, tbh

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Starring alongside DiCaprio in the Martin Scorsese epic was her big Hollywood breakthrough.

7. Robbie is said to star in The Suicide Squad movie alongside Jared Leto as the Joker

Collider broke the news and said that Tom Hardy is also being courted to reprise his role as Bane, with Will Smith another A-List name in the mix.
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Collider broke the news and said that Tom Hardy is also being courted to reprise his role as Bane, with Will Smith another A-List name in the mix.

8. The 2016 multi-million dollar blockbuster will be her biggest role yet

The Suicide Squad is wedged between DC Comics' massive slate of films, including Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice and the Wonder Woman movie.
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The Suicide Squad is wedged between DC Comics' massive slate of films, including Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice and the Wonder Woman movie.

9. And it comes with a lot of pressure, given Harley Quinn is up there with Catwoman and Poison Ivy as one of the most popular female 'baddies'

Fun fact: Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn are actually BFFs.
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Fun fact: Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn are actually BFFs.

10. Clerks filmmaker and Batman die hard Kevin Smith even named his daughter Harley Quinn after the character

11. Robbie isn't the first blonde bombshell to chase the role, with Kristen Bell campaigning hard for the part for YEARS

The character's creator Paul Dini even revealed on Kevin Smith's Fatman On Batman podcast that he had dinner with Bell and was shocked to learn of her love of Harley Quinn
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The character's creator Paul Dini even revealed on Kevin Smith's Fatman On Batman podcast that he had dinner with Bell and was shocked to learn of her love of Harley Quinn

12. Supermodel Cara Delevingne also auditioned for The Suicide Squad part

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13. But Robbie apparently impressed filmmakers with her comedic timing and recreation of Harley's NYC accent

14. She has big shoes to fill, with veteran actress Arleen Sorkin the first person to play Harley Quinn

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She voiced the character for over 18-years, from her 1992 introduction in the animated series right through to the popular Arkham video games.

15. The voice of Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls - Tara Strong - also played Harley Quinn

Most recently she voiced the character for a two-episode arc in Arrow.
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Most recently she voiced the character for a two-episode arc in Arrow.

16. Margot Robbie will be the first Aussie to play Harley Quinn

Straya.
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Straya.

17. Which is kinda fitting, given the last person to play the Joker on the big screen was ALSO an Aussie

R.I.P Heath Ledger.
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R.I.P Heath Ledger.

18. Harley Quinn is smart, mischievous and has given Batman a run for his money more than once

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Slightly evil too, did we mention that?

19. She's a female BAMF holding her own in a male-dominated world

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20. And we think Robbie is going to crush it

I mean, just look at that face.
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I mean, just look at that face.

21. Because Harley Quinn is AWESOME

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22. And so is Margot... pudding'

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