‘Suicide Squad’ Star Margot Robbie Got a Harley Quinn Cake for Her Birthday
There’s a lot of things about David Ayer’s Suicide Squad movie that seem pretty goofy, like Jared Leto’s method acting approach to playing his scuzzy street thug version of the Joker. But Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn looks downright delightful, and it appears that she had an equally delightful day on set for her birthday, as the cast and crew of the upcoming film gave her a very comic book appropriate birthday cake.
Robbie posted this joyful photo to her Instagram, thanking her “Squad” for the colorful gift:
Those aren’t actual comic books on top — those are comic books made of fondant, the edible stuff used for more elaborate cake designs. So yeah, Harley Quinn can actually eat Harley Quinn comic books for her birthday. Robbie just turned 25, which isn’t that hard to believe, but the actress has already made quite the impression in the two years since her breakout role in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street.
Her director is definitely bringing his very specific aesthetic for Suicide Squad, which is in keeping with his street grime flavor from Sabotage. But of all the stuff we’ve seen from the set so far, Robbie’s Harley Quinn looks like the most fun part. Although he changed the character’s signature look, Ayer does appear to be honoring her spirit rather accurately.
Suicide Squad also stars Will Smith, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (with a reported cameo from Ben Affleck’s Batman), and hits theaters on August 5, 2016.