When Jared Leto gives a gift, it’s not always your run-of-the-mill present. In fact, when the 43-year-old was getting into character as the Joker in the upcoming blockbuster Suicide Squad, the actor gifted all of his costars with offbeat items – including Margot Robbie, who received a rat named Rat Rat.
The actress, who plays blond villain Harley Quinn in the 2016 film, appears in the newly released trailer suspended from the ceiling acrobatically behind the bars of her prison cell. The Australian beauty mentioned that some of the film crew suggested killing the rat, but she begged to differ.“If Harley got something from Joker, she’s probably cherish it,” she says in the August issue of ELLE.
Rat Rat’s diet is significantly more gourmet than that of his rodent peers, she revealed. He dines on organic berries from Whole Foods. As for how the rat became Margot’s, co-star Adam Beach shared with E! that Jared sent all of his castmates gifts to get into character. “He sent [Margot Robbie] a nice love letter with a black box with a rat in it – a live rat,” Adam said. “It was beautiful. Then he sent bullets to Will [Smith] with a letter.”
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The cast of Suicide Squad – minus Jared – reunited this past weekend at the Comic-Con convention in San Diego. Margot looked elegant in a white sleeveless suit and received a huge cheer from the crowd as she stood on stage with co-stars Viola Davis and Will Smith, with whom Margot co-starred in Focus.
Margot, 24, has made a name for herself after roles in recent films such as The Wolf of Wall Street and Suite Française. Over the next year, her star is set to rise even higher. Her latest film, Z for Zacharia, comes out this month, while she will also be seen opposite Tina Fey next year in Fun House, not to mention starring as the titular character's wife Jane in the upcoming Tarzan.
With so many credits to her name, it’s no wonder that she says people routinely get her age wrong. “People seem outraged that I’m 24,” she told the magazine. “People think I’m a decade older.”
The Australian actress, who starred in the Aussie soap Neighbours from 2008 to 2011, stayed notoriously tight-lipped about her boyfriend, assistant director Tom Ackerley, who she met on the set of Suite Française. "He was a third AD, he’s now working as a second AD, and that’s, yeah," is all she would reveal about him to ELLE.
Despite the fact that she is increasingly well known, Margot still seems a bit taken aback by her stardom. “Apologies for the shameless self-promotion, but it’s just too exciting not to post!” she tweeted in February, when she appeared on the cover of Australian Vogue.