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Margot Robbie's Most Incredible Stunt In The Suicide Squad Isn't What You Think

James Gunn's "The Suicide Squad" is a wild movie, full of explosions and acrobatics. It's the kind of stuff that would be tricky for any stunt double to pull off. However, many actors pride themselves on doing their own stunt work, and Margot Robbie is one such person. During several interviews, Gunn — as well as Robbie's "The Suicide Squad" castmates – opened up about her enthusiasm for doing her own stunts.

"She's probably my favorite actor I've ever worked with," Gunn said of the two-time Oscar nominee during a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter. "She's just so good on so many fronts. She's a fantastic actor, she's a fantastic comedian, and she's a fantastic athlete." The director went on to describe some of his favorite moments with Margot Robbie on set, and he was then asked about a particular stunt of hers that Gunn had mentioned in previous interviews. It's a stunt Gunn says he never thought Margot could do herself, and when she did, it blew him away.

Minor spoilers for "The Suicide Squad" beyond this point.

Margot Robbie performed that wild stunt herself in The Suicide Squad

Margot Robbie is truly a jack of all trades who has proven herself time and again to be one of Hollywood's most versatile talents, and that includes acrobatic stunt work. 

During a scene in the new James Gunn helmed "The Suicide Squad," Harley Quinn is chained to a ceiling enduring a brutal interrogation. She ultimately escapes by contorting herself in order to pick up a key using her feet. That requires some serious core strength, and Gunn claims it was all Margot herself. 

In a recent cast interview with Anthony Anderson on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," he was asked, "What is the hardest or toughest thing you had to ask Margot to do in this film?" The director lit up, responding that he "never thought she'd be able to do" the stunt. "She has to get her toes along a dead body, pick the key off of that body, flip her toes backward to put a key into the lock over her head, unlock it, and then come down straight."

He went on to say that while he was in awe of her performance, there was one small hitch. "I got into the editing room with the footage, and you have this little cuff on [her] outfit that covers [her] face. So, it looks like it's a stunt person, but it's Margot."

"She's like a human Swiss army knife," Gunn said admiringly. Later, he noted, "Torturing Margot was my favorite day on set."