Margot Robbie is happy to pass Harley Quinn’s baseball bat on to the next actor. In a recent interview with MTV News, the Oscar-nominated actor said that she would love to see Lady Gaga take on the role if she ends up being cast in Todd Phillips’s “Joker: Folie à Deux.” While Gaga’s casting has yet to be confirmed, Robbie has no doubt the singer and actor would “do something incredible” with Harley.
“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 have a go at playing,” Robbie explained. “I think she’ll do something incredible with it.”
Since the Joker movies exist in an entirely different DC universe than the “Suicide Squad” and “Birds of Prey” films where Robbie plays Harley, there’s room for the second Joker film to introduce an entirely new version of the character. In an Aug. 4 tweet, Gaga confirmed she will be appearing in the film, but her role has yet to be confirmed. Still, Robbie is just excited that Harley has become a character that can be passed down from actor to actor, like Batman, Macbeth, and many other famous fictional characters.
“It makes me so happy because I said from the very beginning is all I want is for Harley Quinn to be one of those characters, the way, like, Macbeth or Batman always gets passed, you know, from great actor to great actor,” Robbie told MTV News.
She continued, “It’s kind of like someone gets to do their Batman or someone gets to do their Macbeth or someone, you know? And I feel like in not so many cases are there female characters.”
Knowing that the eccentric and enigmatic Harley Quinn has now joined their ranks feels like a win to Robbie — and having Gaga interpret the character next would be nothing short of incredible as far as she’s concerned.