Margot Robbie Says ‘Birds Of Prey’ Is “Definitely Less Male Gaze-y” Than ‘Suicide Squad’

The Playlist | 6/7/2019 | Charles Barfield
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Margot Robbie is on the verge of yet another major film being released, with her collaboration with Quentin Tarantino in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” arriving in July. However, for comic book fans, all eyes are on the upcoming “Birds of Prey,” coming in February. But as Robbie says in a new interview, “Birds of Prey” is a different beast than what comic book fans might be expecting considering Hollywood’s history and, of course, 2016’s “Suicide Squad.”

Speaking to Vogue, the Oscar-nominated actress discussed “Birds of Prey” and what makes the $75 million film different than a “chick flick,” despite its female-led cast. “Birds of Prey” stars Robbie, alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and Ewan McGregor, and tells the story of a group of female heroes that band together to take down the evil Black Mask.

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“Birds of Prey” was conceived and pitched by Robbie, who serves as one of the film’s producers, as well as the star. And a large part of the pitch for the studio was the fact that the actress wanted the superhero action film to be R-rated. Why? Well,...
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