Hearing cast members praise the performances of their co-stars is trivial and biased. An actor is not gonna throw another actor under the bus and say “yeah… he/she sucks”. That’d be disrespectful to the actor in question, as well as being counter intuitive to promoting the product. We know this, yet, when it comes to comic book movies we can’t help but buy into hype on how our favorites superheroes are being portrayed. Particularly, if that up talk has anything to do with the latest cinematic incarnation of The Joker.
So here we are, gleaming over the good word of Suicide Squad‘s Margot Robbie as she praises the performance of her co-star Jared Leto; who’s playing a dramatically different take on the crown prince of crime.
Robbie, who is playing the cotton candy colored haired, baseball bat wielding maniac Harley Quinn, is touting Leto’s performance as “pretty impressive” and “what he’s doing with the character is so cool”.
Again, hearing actors up-talk their co-stars usually reads as nothing but industry courtesy and respect. This is The Joker though – a renowned character with a massive cultural presence. The last on-screen iteration (Heath Ledger) had left such a lasting impression on fans. Robbie is clearly aware of this fact. So being asked about Leto in interviews, she could be respectively vague keeping her remarks shortened to “so different”. But, no, she says “impressive” and “so cool”. That’s gotta account for something.
Her reaction would perhaps hold a little more weight if she described not what she thinks, but instead, how Leto’s Joker made her feel. Much like when Micheal Caine had been guaranteeing that Heath Ledger would terrify audiences with his Joker, telling a story that Ledger’s presence frightened him so much it made him forget his line. If Robbie had a story like that, then maybe the haters would have more of a sense of reassurance.
As for Harley Quinn, Robbie describes her as “absolutely nuts… she’s either going to kill you or laugh and give you a hug.”
Directed and written by David Ayer (Fury) and features an all-star cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Jay Hernandez, and Karen Fukahara.
Suicide Squad is set to be released August 5, 2016.
Source: Daily News