The Cast of 'Suicide Squad' Crushes Illusions, Outs Themselves As Super Non-Villainous Nice Guys
Suicide Squad, as you no doubt are aware, is the upcoming comic book movie about a bunch of DC villains being bad guys and doing bad guy stuff. The movie’s cast (okay, really just Jared Leto) has been cultivating a reputation lately for being just as crazy and unpredictable as the characters they play. Well, fine, maybe not just as crazy— they haven’t killed anyone— but still, when you flood the media with stories of Jared Leto sending cast mates dead pigs and live rats, you’re clearly trying to create a public image of raucous menace. (Because apparently we only want to watch fictional stories in which actors play themselves. That’s why all the Friends actors were real-life best friends, RIGHT?)
But now two of the cast members— Margot Robbie and Jai Courtney— have undone that entire public perception. Because how can you look at these two and find them believable as a demented Harley Quinn and Captain Boomerang after you know they spent their weekend at a child’s lemonade stand? Like, not even robbing the lemonade stand? Just being awesome, upstanding humans supporting a young girl trying to raise money to help her brother and other kids with a rare disease called Angelman Syndrome.
Okay, so Margot Robbie and Jai Courtney may not be real supervillains, but Na�ama Uzan? The little girl who’s raised more than $64,000 to help fight this disease? That’s about as close to a real-life superhero as you can get.