Actor said she is eager to explore character’s romantic life
Margot Robbie has revealed she’d love to see a relationship between Batman supervillain Poison Ivy and Harley “play out on-screen”.
During a conversation with ComicBook.com’s Brandon Davis, the 31-year-old actor shared that she likes how fans are as enthusiastic about Poison Ivy and Harley’s relationship as she is.
“I mean, I really am quite invested in Harley’s romantic life,” said Robbie. “So a box that I did like to check in this one is seeing her try and date new guys because it’s something that I’ve always enjoyed seeing when it’s popped up in the comics and something I would like to explore like you said, Poison Ivy, that is a relationship I’d love to see play out on screen.”
This isn’t the first time The Suicide Squad actor has candidly spoken out about bringing Ivy into the fold.
Earlier this year, while speaking to Den of Geek, the Golden Globe Awards nominee revealed that she’s “very keen to see a Harley-Poison Ivy relationship on screen”.
“Trust me, I chew their ear off about it all the time,” she said. “They must be sick of hearing it, but I’m like, ‘Poison Ivy, Poison Ivy. Come on, let’s do it.’ I’m very keen to see a Harley-Poison Ivy relationship on screen. It’d be so fun. So I’ll keep pestering them. Don’t worry.”
The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor also told Pride Source in 2018 that “if you read the comics you know that Poison Ivy and Harley have an intimate relationship.”
“In some comics they convey it as a friendship; in other comics, you can see that they’re actually sexually involved as a couple,” she said. “I’ve been trying to – I would love to have Poison Ivy thrown into the universe, because the Harley and Poison Ivy relationship is one of my favourite aspects of the comics, so I’m looking to explore that on screen.”
Robbie made her DC debut in David Ayer’s original 2016 Suicide Squad.
Last year, her character joined fellow women of Gotham in a fight against the evil mob boss Black Mask in the movie Birds of Prey.
The Suicide Squad is in UK cinemas now.