This year’s Suicide Squad is full of colorful characters, and psychotic ones, too. Enchantress is possessed by a witch, both Killer Croc and El Diablo share a passion for, well, killing people.. And then there are Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and, above all, the Joker (Jared Leto). Those two have a very ‘special’ relationship in the comics. Harley fell in love with him when she was working as his psychologist in the Arkham Asylum, and the Joker used her to escape and made her a criminal.
Recently, Margot Robbie shed some light on her character’s nature in the movie, saying that she “uses her extensive knowledge of mental illnesses and how to manipulate people, pick their triggers.”
Now, obviously this is virtually impossible with the Joker. He, who is always at least a tad bit crazier than everyone else in the room, is very, very hard to manipulate.
“It’s an incredibly dysfunctional relationship. She’s mad about him… like, literally mad. She’s crazy. But she loves him, and it’s a really unhealthy, dysfunctional relationship, but an addictive one,” Robbie said, describing the characters’ relationship.
Props for using the word ‘mad’, Mrs. Robbie; the comic book that first deeply explored this complicated relationship is called ‘Mad Love’.
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