Joker: Folie à Deux: Margot Robbie "So Happy" For Lady Gaga's Harley

As soon as word came down that there was even a hint that Lady Gaga would be playing Harley Quinn in Joker: Folie à Deux, it was only a matter of time before people started to pit Gaga and Margot Robbie against each other. It's just something we, as a culture like to do when two people are cast as the same character. It has happened with plenty of comic book characters that men in the past played, and people always love to pit women against each other. It still isn't confirmed that Gaga is playing Harley; working under that assumption, MTV News [transcript via Total Film] asked Robbie, who is currently doing press for Amsterdam, how she feels about Gaga possibly doing her own version of the character that means so to Robbie.

"I'm so happy because I said from the very beginning that all I want is for Harley Quinn to be one of those characters – the way Macbeth or Batman, always gets passed from great actor to great actor. Someone gets to do their Batman, or someone gets to do their Macbeth… I feel like, in not so many cases, are they female characters – Queen Elizabeth I, but beyond that, which I got to have a crack out as well, which I was honored to do. I was like, 'Wow! Cate Blanchett did Queen Elizabeth I. Now I get to.' 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. And I think she'll do something incredible with it."

Joker: Folie à Deux: Margot Robbie "So Happy" For Lady Gaga's Harley
L-R: Margot Robbie at the UK premiere for "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" in Leicester Square, London. Editorial credit: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com | Lady Gaga attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2022 at Royal Albert Hall in London, England. Editorial credit: Cubankite / Shutterstock.com

Amsterdam: Summary, Cast, Release Date

From 20th Century Studios, New Regency, and acclaimed filmmaker David O. Russell comes Amsterdam, an original crime epic about three close friends who find themselves at the center of one of the most shocking secret plots in American history. A fascinating and richly intricate tale that brilliantly weaves historical fact with fiction for a timely, cinematic experience, the film stars Academy Award® winner Christian Bale, two-time Oscar® nominee Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Alessandro Nivola, Andrea Riseborough, Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Rock, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Shannon, Mike Myers, Taylor Swift, Timothy Olyphant, Zoe Saldaña, with Oscar winner Rami Malek and two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro. Written and directed by five-time Oscar® nominee David O. Russell, Amsterdam is produced by Arnon Milchan, Matthew Budman, p.g.a., Anthony Katagas, p.g.a., David O. Russell, p.g.a., and Christian Bale, with Yariv Milchan, Michael Schaefer, Sam Hanson, Drake, and Adel "Future" Nur serving as executive producers. Amsterdam will be released on October 7th.

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Kaitlyn is the Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. She loves movies, television, and comics. She's a member of the UFCA and the GALECA. Feminist. Writer. Nerd. Follow her on Twitter @katiesmovies and @safaiagem on Instagram.
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