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The Suicide Squad Scene Margot Robbie Hated Filming

While critics are free to disagree, there are plenty of fans who say David Ayer's 2016 movie Suicide Squad is a smash hit and fun to watch, so it might be hard to imagine that it wasn't all fun and games for the actors while filming.

In Suicide Squad, a group of famous DC comic book villains are recruited by a government agency to save the world. There are several memorable characters, but by far the stand-out performance was from Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, the psychotic girlfriend of the Joker (Jared Leto). With all of the crazy costumes and exciting action sequences that appear in the movie, it's understandable that the actors who brought the mismatched team of anti-heroes to life might have been uncomfortable, nervous, confused, or downright upset while acting out certain sequences. However, even the most hardcore fans of the movie might not know which scene in Suicide Squad Margot Robbie had a pretty terrible time filming.

Margot Robbie hated filming one scene above all in Suicide Squad

In a 2016 interview with The Washington Post's Comic Riffs, Robbie opened up about her least favorite experience filming Suicide Squad. When asked if it was more difficult for her to film the car chase and underwater sequence or the scene in which she had to jump into a tub of chemicals that ultimately transforms her character's physical appearance, Robbie didn't have to think about the two shoots for long.

She answered with a laugh, "That chemical [scene] was the most unpleasant thing I've ever done in my entire life. So that was definitely my least favorite. It was like this gluggy paint stuff that was so far in my ears and up my nose, and I was choking on it underwater, and I couldn't breathe, and I tried to open my eyes, and it would glaze over my eyeballs, and I could only see white. It was horrible."

Filming Suicide Squad posed other challenges for Margot Robbie

While speaking with The Washington Post, Robbie also voiced some complaints about other aspects of her costume. When asked if her look was difficult to maintain during scenes with rain, Robbie responded, "Yeah. Not just the makeup, but the wig, the costume. It's obviously not the most comfortable getup. ... Actually, the worst thing were the gold bangles. They had spikes on them, and I'd always stab myself. I hated them."

Robbie later spoke about about coming to terms with why her character was utterly devoted to her sadistic partner, whom Harley lovingly calls "Mr. J." She told the outlet, "I just didn't understand how she could be such a badass and then fall to pieces over some guy. I found that really frustrating."

The actress said that once she learned more about codependency, she could see their relationship through a different lens. "Once I could view it in those terms, it suddenly made sense, and I suddenly had so much empathy for Harley and after that it was all very straightforward," Robbie noted. "It was fun after all that."