Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie as the psychotic super-villain Harley Quinn in "Suicide Squad." Facebook/Suicide Squad

“Suicide Squad” is all set to hit Australian theatres on Aug. 4 and Margot Robbie, who plays Harley Quinn in the movie, has mesmerised fans up to now with her character video, interviews and updates. Quinn is reportedly the most talked about “Suicide Squad” character and Robbie loves every bit of it.

Recently, she spoke on an unfortunate accident on the movie set that could have required her to get a facial reconstruction. While fans are cheering every time Quinn swings her bat, the Australian actress is ever thankful to a replica that saved her from damaging her face.

“The baseball bat is really heavy actually. I hit myself in the head with the fake one the other night when we were doing a scene. I was like, ‘If that was the real one just then, I would have needed facial reconstruction.’ It's a dangerous weapon but I'm getting good with it,” Robbie told SFX magazine, reports Sky News.

The 26-year-old Aussie beauty also revealed that she jumped at the chance of playing Quinn as she believes it is one of the best female roles she had ever seen. When asked, if Robbie felt superhero movies are sexist, she said she finds a lot of movie sexist. Hence, pigeonholing “it just to comic book movies” would be wrong. She added that many a time she is mesmerised by a male character in a script but finds the female character not exciting.

“This project was probably the strongest example of me picking up a script where I was like, 'I want the female character. That is the best character. Harley Quinn is, in my opinion, the best character. If I could have picked one, I'd have picked her anyway,” Robbie revealed.

Quinn’s character among serious baddies such as El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) and Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) would be a relief for viewers who may sometimes become overwhelmed by the grim nature of the movie. Quinn would be injecting her bubbly madness in otherwise serious situations.

“The other characters are pretty serious, so in a lot of the scenes I play up to the bubbly side, as opposed to the whole movie being really, really grim. But on the other hand, I had to dig pretty deep and go to some dark places,” Robbie said.