David Ayers and Margot Robbie Discuss Harley Costume Choice

Margot Robbie Suicide Squad

The screen debut of Harley Quinn is all something we’re eagerly waiting for within the upcoming DC Suicide Squad movie.

Fans across the world have had a mix of positive and negative comments when it came to Harley Quinn’s choice of costume in the teasers and trailers shown so far.

In a new interview, Harley Quinn actor Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall StreetWhiskey Tango Foxtrot) and Suicide Squad writer/director David Ayer talk about the costumes and their choice to use such a provocative choice of attire.

“[Harley is] wearing hot pants because they’re sparkly and fun. [Not because] she wanted guys to look at her ass.”

“As Margot, no, I don’t like wearing that. I’m eating burgers at lunchtime, and then you go do a scene where you’re hosed down and soaking wet in a white T-shirt, it’s so clingy and you’re self-conscious about it.”

Director David Ayer defended the wardrobe choice, naturally.

“I didn’t think denim overalls would be appropriate for that character, that’s part of the iconography.”