Margot Robbie has one of Hollywood’s most angelic faces, but why does she always prefer to play characters who have devilish streaks?
From Harley Quinn in “Suicide Squad” to Tonya Harding in “I, Tonya,” and now Annie in “Terminal,” almost all her roles have very gray moral compasses.
Speaking to IGN (https://www.ign.com/articles/2018/05/10/terminal-margot-robbie-on-her-love-of-amoral-characters) yesterday, May 10, the actress shared that she sees excitement in playing “evil” characters.
“I really love playing characters who aren’t good,” she said. “Amoral characters are far more interesting to me because they’re so unpredictable. I feel like, moral characters…I know they’re going to do the right thing and I can see [what’s] coming… The way Annie is and the way a lot of characters I’ve played are, to varying degrees, they fascinate me.”
Margot even went on to say that for all of Annie’s vengeful plots in the film, the audience would come to see her as the good girl.
“Because you get to see her reason or motivation, [it’s possible] to have a moment of empathy. In the world that ‘Terminal’ exists, Annie actually is more redeeming than most,” she said.
As for the comparisons between Annie and Harley Quinn, the actress shared that it’s the characters’ similarities that made her accept the job.
“They both have a gleeful playfulness in the face of darkness and depravity, which is really fun as an actress to play as. I feel like Harley and Annie would get along. They’d be friends,” she said.
“Terminal” opens in Philippine cinemas on May 16.