DCEU Harley Quinn actor, Margot Robbie, talks about pop star Lady Gaga being cast as Harley Quinn in the highly anticipated sequel, Joker: Folie à Deux.
Actor Margot Robbie recently spoke of Lady Gaga being cast as Harley Quinn in the upcoming DC sequel, Joker: Folie à Deux. The actor joined the DC Extended Universe in David Ayer’s suicide squad as the Joker’s (Jared Leto) partner-in-crime and love interest. Though the film was critically maligned, Robbie was praised for her portrayal of the popular villain and reprise his role in Birds of Prey (and the fantastic emancipation of one Harley Quinn) and The Suicide Squad (2020).
As the DCEU continued its continuity, Warner Bros and DC Films decided to develop a solo joker film outside the shared universe. Joaquin Phoenix starred as the titular character, a struggling party clown and stand-up comedian who struggles with mental illness and inadvertently instigates a cultural revolution against the Gotham elite. The character-driven film proved popular with critics and audiences alike, with Phoenix winning multiple prestigious awards for its performance, including the Academy Award for Best Actor. In August, it was announced that pop sensation Lady Gaga would join the sequel as Harley Quinn.
In a recent interview with MTV NewsRobbie discussed Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn in the highly anticipated film, Joker: Folie à Deux. The actor admitted that she “Merrywith the news, explaining that she hopes Harley Quinn will be a popular role that many actors will be looking for in the coming years. Read what Robbie said below.
“It makes me so happy because I’ve said from the beginning that I just want Harley Quinn to be one of those characters – like Macbeth or Batman is always passed from great actor to great actor. Someone gets to play their Batman, or someone gets to do his Macbeth…”
“I feel like there aren’t that many female characters — Queen Elizabeth I, but beyond that, which I also had to have a crack at, which I was honored to do. I was like, ‘Wow! Cate Blanchett did Queen Elizabeth I. Now I’m joining it.’ It’s such an honor to have built a foundation strong enough that Harley can now be one of those characters that other actors get to play. And I think she’ll do something incredible with it.”
Harley Quinn could become just as coveted a role as joker
Robbie seems to understand that Harley Quinn could become a unique role that will eventually attract top talent as the DC character will likely be adapted over and over in future movies and television series. Originally developed for Batman: the animated series in 1992, it wasn’t until Robbie’s performance in suicide squad that the audience was finally treated to the manic villain on the big screen. While the DCEU movies haven’t always resonated with audiences like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Robbie’s Harley Quinn has remained a consistent point of praise. Her outstanding work has laid the foundation for later actors to stand on when they take on the role in future films.
When Joker: Folie à Deux lands in theaters, Lady Gaga’s portrayal of Harley Quinn will inevitably be compared to Robbie’s. However, by the joker Since the sequel is a musical and has a completely different tone to all of Robbie’s DCEU movies, such a comparison would be unfair. The upcoming film’s music-focused genre lends itself directly to the incredible talents Lady Gaga is known for. Unfortunately, the public will have to wait two years to see Lady Gaga’s take on Harley Quinn as Joker: Folie à Deux will premiere on October 4, 2024.
Source: MTV News
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