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The Aussie lights up the screen in ‘Suicide Squad’ as Harley Quinn, and has fast emerged as one of the most magnetic presences in the game.

This is not that cringeworthy Vanity Fair Margot Robbie profile. It will not try to decipher what specific sort of “beautiful” the 26-year-old actress is, nor will it attempt to relate her appeal to the differences between her native Australia and America (either in its current or 50-years-ago iteration). It will not be flirty or gossipy or go overboard in describing her physical attributes, which can be gleaned from spending three seconds looking at any of the internet’s millions of photographs of her. It will not make you think that, first and foremost, I am writing about her while drool accumulates in the corner of my mouth.

No, this is a Margot Robbie feature that has come to sing her praises as an actress—or, more accurate still, as a bona fide Movie Star: a status which will be solidified this Friday, when her latest, Suicide Squad, arrives in theaters. As anyone who’s been subjected to that project’s endless promotional assault knows by now, David Ayers’s film is a DC Comics venture in which a ruthless government bigwig (Viola Davis) assembles “the worst of the worst” to pull off a do-or-die mission. This gang of baddies includes Will Smith’s Deadshot, Jai Courtney’s Boomerang, Jay Hernandez’s El Diablo, and Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress, all of whom eventually cross paths with Jared Leto as Batman’s archnemesis, The Joker. Nonetheless, they’re all peripheral to Robbie, who dons clown makeup and short shorts, puts her white-with-purple-ends hair into ponytails, and wields a baseball bat as the Joker’s psychiatrist turned girlfriend Harley Quinn – and promptly steals the spotlight as the star of the show, if not the summer.

Harley Quinn is a psychotic femme fatale who talks in a baby-doll New Yawk accent, and her look—high heels, fishnet stockings, a ratty T-shirt that screams “Daddy’s Lil’ Monster,” and a shiny red jacket—will undoubtedly be ubiquitous this Halloween, as it’s tailor-made for the type of racy women’s costume that gives night terrors to fathers with teen daughters. The character’s buoyant lunatic eroticism is key to her allure, and there’s no more compelling image in Suicide Squad than that of Robbie’s bad girl strutting through urban ruin, a Louisville Slugger across her shoulders, a bubblegum bubble popping between her red lipstick-smeared lips, and a deviant smile spread across her pale face. “We’re bad guys, that’s what we do,” she tells her righteous military handler Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) after he complains about her casually robbing a store, and in just about every one of her scenes, Robbie brings a jolt of exuberant aberrant mischievousness to the proceedings, cackling and cracking skulls with gleeful abandon.

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Entertainment News Online recently did a story about the permanent tattoos Margot inked on her Suicide Squad co-stars! Read about it below.

The Suicide Squad cast had an intense bonding experience when Margot Robbie showed up on set with a tattoo gun, giving most of her co-stars a permanent memento of the movie.

“Picture what a 4-year-old would draw and stick it on your fridge. That’s kind of one of my tattoos,” Robbie told ET. “Like little stick figures.”

Cara Delevingne, 23, was one of the people who offered their body as Robbie’s canvas, but she also returned the favor.

“I tattooed her toes and she tattooed mine as well,” Delevingne said.

One person who didn’t take part in getting inked was Will Smith. “I’m a grown-a** man,” Smith said with a laugh. “Margot comes bounding into work with all of her 24-year-old glory like, ‘Guys! Guys! I got a tattoo gun! I got a tattoo gun! We’re all getting tattoos!’ I was like, ‘No, we’re not.'”

In Suicide Squad, some of the world’s most notorious supervillains are recruited by the government to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency. What makes it different from other comic book movies is that there are, in fact, no good guys.

Characters include Deadshot (Smith), the world’s deadliest and most accurate marksman, Joker (Jared Leto), Batman’s arch nemesis, Harley Quinn (Robbie), the Joker’s psychotic sidekick and lover, and Dr. Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), the head of the top secret group formed by the government to create a counterforce to the Justice League should they go rogue.

Davis was a no-brainer to play Waller, as the role is not unlike her How to Get Away With Murder character, Annalise Keating. But Davis says Waller is even more hard-nosed.

“Amanda Waller would whoop Annalise’s behind,” Davis said. “[Annalise] drinks too much vodka.”

Suicide Squad opens in theaters on Friday.

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