Margot Robbie's extreme prep for Harley Quinn: Breath-holding to roller skating
Margot Robbie's intense preparation for her iconic role as Harley Quinn, mastering breath-holding and roller skating, showcases her dedication to her craft.
Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn (Source: Empire)
Margot Robbie, known for her electrifying portrayal of Harley Quinn, revealed the lengths she went to embody this iconic character. Her appearance on the Hot Ones challenge not only tested her tolerance for spicy foods but also offered a glimpse into her rigorous preparation for roles in Suicide Squad and Birds of Prey. "I can hold my breath for five minutes," Robbie shared, highlighting her dedication to realism and authenticity in her performance.
Mastering skills for the silver screen
For Robbie, playing Harley Quinn wasn't just about getting into character mentally; it involved a physical transformation and skill acquisition. Learning to hold her breath for an impressive five minutes was crucial for her role in Suicide Squad. This extraordinary feat, taught by a professional free diver, involved understanding the body's reactions to oxygen deprivation. "He's like 'so, you'll have convulsions when you get to this point.' Then you've got to, like, 30 or 40 seconds after that, so just ride out the convulsions, and they'll get worse, and this will happen," Robbie explained, detailing the intense and somewhat frightening process.
For Birds of Prey, Robbie took on another challenging skill: roller skating. Performing stunts on a moving carousel and behind a car on roller skates added another layer of complexity to her role. "It's just really hard to do all that on wheels, so that was very challenging," she recounted, emphasizing the physical demands of her role.
Today, looking back at Robbie's journey, her commitment to her craft stands out. Her willingness to push her physical limits and embrace demanding roles speaks to her professionalism and passion as an actress. From mastering breath-holding techniques to gliding on roller skates, Margot Robbie's transformation into Harley Quinn serves as a powerful example of an actor's dedication to bringing a character to life with authenticity and flair.
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