Margot Robbie wants ‘Birds of Prey’ to be “less male gaze-y”.
The 28-year-old actress – who is set to reprise her ‘Suicide Squad’ role as Harley Quinn in the DC Extended Universe spin off – agreed with costume designer Erin Benach that having a team of women working on the film meant the emphasis had shifted in a positive way.
Referring to her costumes for the movie, she told Vogue: “Yeah, it’s definitely less male gaze-y.”
Robbie is also acting as producer via her LuckyChap company, and while the $75 million budget – although smaller by DC’s standards – is her highest to date, she isn’t feeling the pressure ahead of next year’s release.
She said: “Well, we’re on schedule and on budget, which is a wonderful place to be.”
‘Birds of Prey’ was penned by Christina Hodson with filmmaker Cathy Yan at the helm.
It will be the first movie in the DCEU with an R-rated certificate, and Robbie hopes the rating will help dismiss any preconceptions people might have.
She added: “I think there’s a perception that a PG female-led action film is kind of considered a chick flick.”