A lot lies ahead for Australian actress Margot Robbie, who garnered major attention after starring alongside Leo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street. She'll play the role of beleaguered figure skater Tonya Harding in the upcoming I, Tonya and Jane in a steamy Tarzan reboot called Legend of Tarzan that hits theaters in July. Only a month later Robbie will appear as antihero Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, arguably her most anticipated upcoming role. The actress recently opened up about getting comfortable with her revealing wardrobe for the film.
After some consideration director David Ayer opted to dress Robbie's Quinn in hot pants and a t-shirt, the Collider reports. Opening up about her initial reservations about the clothes, Robbie said, "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."
Although Quinn's wardrobe is the antithesis of anything Robbie would wear in real life, she was able to rationalize the outfit as she got more into her character. The hot pants and t-shirt aren't attempts to attract male attention but appropriate choices that match Quinn's eccentric and comical personality. "You need to act like you think you’re really gorgeous, and you need to be completely convinced with that, because everyone else will believe it, too," she said.
Apparently, this is a one-time ordeal. Don't expect to see her in hot pants if a Suicide Squad sequel happens because she's "not wearing hot pants next time." Suicide Squad comes out this summer on Aug. 5.