Life imitating art: Kevin Smith named his daughter Harley Quinn; what did she think of the ‘Birds of Prey’ trailer?
(NEW YORK) — Margot Robbie and director Cathy Yan recently raised eyebrows with their trailer for their upcoming Suicide Squad spin-off Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn.
ABC Audio wanted to know what another Harley Quinn — that is, Kevin Smith’s actress daughter, Harley Quinn Smith — thought of the promo for the big-screen adventure of her comic book and cinematic namesake.
“[I] can’t wait. I think it looks perfect in every way,” the co-star of her dad’s brand-new film Jay and Silent Bob Reboot said, confessing she’d watched it 20 times in a row when the trailer dropped earlier this month.
“Did you cry?” Smith asked, to which Harley confessed, “I cried every time I watched it.”
Smith added of the trailer, “Seeing it well done — seeing Harley with her hyena, it was pretty like, ‘Oh, my lord, I can’t believe [it].’ You gotta remember, she debuted in the in the Batman: The Animated Series, like what? 25 years ago at this point? So to see like imagery that I saw when I was a kid now coming to life on the big screen is pretty magical.”
Apparently, Harley Quinn Smith was equally emotional when she met Margot Robbie in person, most recently at the premiere for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in Los Angeles: “I wasn’t gonna say anything because…I cried in front of her over how much I loved her.”
“At the Suicide Squad premiere. Yeah, that was pretty embarrassing,” her dad recalled.
“That was really embarrassing,” Harley agreed, saying her more recent encounter was much better. “She was like, ‘Hi, Real Harley!’ I was like, ‘OK, I can die now.'”
Birds of Prey, which also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Ewan McGregor, opens February 7.
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