During an interview with Collider, actress Margot Robbie, currently playing Harlequin in theaters, commented on the film Birds of Prey and the character, letting out that the idea for the film is for adults.
“I came up with the idea for this movie for adults about a gang of women, including Harlequin, because I thought she needs friends. Harlequin loves to interact with people, so don’t make her have a movie alone. She needs to be with other people, she needs to be a gang of women. I haven’t seen many teams like that on the screens yet, especially in the action part. So that was always a big part [do projeto]”.
“And of course, having a female director to tell the story. And give a female director the chance to do something big budget. They always say ‘here’s a smaller movie’, and I think ‘I love action, I love action movies and I’m a girl. What, do we need to like only one specific thing? ‘ So it was really important to find a female director for this project, if possible. But at the end of the day, whether a man or a woman, the best professional gets the job and Cathy was the best, ”commented Robbie about choosing Cathy Yan to direct.
The actress also stated that she is only involved in Birds of Prey: “I know they [Warner/DC] are exploring Gotham’s Mermaids with David Ayer, I know they’re exploring a Harlequin movie with the Joker, but I’m not part of those projects. I’m focused on this one ”, concluded the actress.
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By Milena Costa