Will Smith and Margot Robbie are clueless about their Suicide Squad characters

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There’s something about that script for Suicide Squad. It’s rumored that Tom Hardy left the project because he wasn’t too happy about his role in the film. Now Will Smith, who plays Deadshot, and Margot Robbie, who plays Harley Quinn, are chiming in on what they know, or in this case don’t know, about their characters in the film. The actor and actress told Flicks and the City during a press conference for Focus that they aren’t sure about their relationship with each other, character-wise. They admit that director David Ayer has been safeguarding the screenplay and is only sending the actors images and ideas.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” said Robbie.

Smith added, “I’m looking forward to it too, but I don’t know what it’s going to be character-wise.”

Margot then said, “We don’t know what our characters’ relationship is really gonna be [because] it’s ever-changing.”

Smith praises Ayer with, “It’s really cool, the way that David Ayer works. It’s all images, all ideas, and he holds the screenplay [pretty close] and he just keeps sending you things about your character. He just wants you to be prepared for anything.”

The actors said that both Harley Quinn and Deadshot will be on the same team. Robbie then explains why they can’t reveal much.

“We’re not being secretive, we just actually don’t know.”

Will Smith adds that, “[Ayer] only sends your character’s stuff so you don’t know what’s going on with the other characters; I think he wants it to come alive on set.”

Smith then explains why Deadshot is going to be an interesting character for him to play.

“I guess I like the concept of dubious morals. I always liked to play in that area […]. With Suicide Squad, we just started on that. I think I haven’t explored the psychology enough of Deadshot, somebody who could take money to kill people; how he justifies that for himself. So, I still have a little bit of work to do on that, but in my life in general and in my career, those are the type of roles that I’m pushing more towards; those kinds of questions.”

If they don’t really know about their characters that much because Ayer is holding on to the script, then the rumor about Tom Hardy leaving because of the script doesn’t make sense. Well, I guess we’ll find out more once the movie comes out August 5, 2016.


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