Margot Robbie is not causing problems on the set of her new DC Comics movie Birds of Prey, despite a bogus report. Gossip Cop can debunk the phony story. It’s simply not true.
According to Star, the actress has been very demanding on the set of the Suicide Squad spinoff, in which she reprises the role of Harley Quinn. An alleged insider tells the magazine that the actress “hates the way everything looks” and thinks her character is “coming across as a clown and way too campy.”
The supposed source further contends that the movie is running over budget and behind schedule, to the point where Warner Bros. execs are considering replacing director Cathy Yan, who’s never overseen a movie of this size before. The magazine’s sister outlet, RadarOnline, published a similar version of this story on its website.
None of this is accurate. When filming on Birds of Prey kicked off last month, Robbie released a teaser showing a first look at the characters in the movie. Robbie also shared an Instagram photo debuting her character’s new look and costume for the spinoff. The actress, who also serves as a producer on the film, wouldn’t be leaking behind-the-scenes footage if she wasn’t happy with how production was going.
As for the film’s director, Robbie told IndieWire last year that she chose Yan after seeing the filmmaker’s 2018 indie Dead Pigs. The actress said, “You could just see that that’s someone who’s a very capable filmmaker. It doesn’t scare me to see her do a film on a much larger scale.” Robbie further noted that Yan was able to make her low-budget movie “look so incredible” without having much money to do so, and looked forward to seeing what the director “could accomplish” with a bigger budget.
Additionally, Gossip Cop checked in with a source involved in the production of Birds of Prey, who confirms the outlet’s report is false. We’re assured Robbie isn’t demanding or causing problems on set, nor is she unhappy with the film’s progress.
It should be noted, Star doesn’t exactly have a great track record when it comes to reporting about the actress’s career. Last year, Gossip Cop busted the publication for making up a story about Robbie competing with Emma Stone to star in a female-led reboot of Indiana Jones. No such project was ever in the works. As for RadarOnline, the blog maintained last year that Robbie was pregnant. She wasn’t. The two unreliable outlets have no more insight into what’s happening on the Birds of Prey set.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.