Harley Quinn's big-screen debut in David Ayer's Suicide Squad was one of the movie's biggest draws, especially since Margot Robbie was playing the famed villain. As with any other comic book character, a lot of media attention focused on her costume—particularly how much of it there was.
When asked about her body-hugging costume, Robbie told The New York Times she was "wearing hot pants because they're sparkly and fun," but that didn't mean she necessarily enjoyed the experience. "As Margot, no, I don't like wearing that," she admitted. "I'm eating burgers at lunchtime, and then you go do a scene where you're hosed down and soaking wet in a white t-shirt, it's so clingy, and you're self-conscious about it."
Ayer offered his perspective, saying he "didn't think denim overalls would be appropriate for that character" and insisting Robbie understood "that's part of the iconography." He may have a point: Harley initially wore a jester suit in Batman: The Animated Series, but over the years, her wardrobe has changed significantly as the character went from being a jester to more of a sex symbol in the comic book industry—who's now made her way into Hollywood, hot pants and all.