American film director Kevin Smith has shared a sweet story about how his daughter Harley Quinn met her idol, Margot Robbie.
In an interview for The Ankle Hot Seat podcast, Smith raved about the Aussie actress’ “class act” when meeting his daughter, who is named after him Suicide Squad character Harley Quinn, who Robbie portrays in the film.
“Margot Robbie was so nice,” he recalls. “My kid was young when Suicide Squad came out and we went to the premiere, and [she] was all about Margot Robbie.
“I was like, ‘Well, you know, if we see her at the premiere, you could say hi,’ and she’s like, ‘You have to introduce me.’
Smith, who is best known for his films Clerks duck Mallratsays he ended up reaching out to one of the publicists on the red carpet for his shy daughter to ask if they could have a quick chat to Robbie when she arrived.
“So she showed up, and eventually that person…beelined over to me — and said, ‘Come on, bring Harley,’ and we went over,” he recalls.
“Margot met Harley and was like, ‘Oh my God, they tell me you’re Harley Quinn, I’m Harley Quinn too!’..and [they] had this cute conversation.”
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But that wasn’t even the best part, because just a few years later, Harley Quinn Smith got into acting herself, and eventually even ended up on the same film set as Robbie.
While filming on Quentin Tarantino’s movie Once Upon a Time in HollywoodSmith said his daughter bumped into Robbie once again, and proved she’s just as genuine as she seems.
“Harley Quinn’s in the makeup trailer, and she crosses over with Margot, who of course is…the star of that…movie. Margot says, without missing a beat, ‘Oh, the real Harley Quinn!'” he said.
“My kid couldn’t f—ing believe that she remembered. [Margot] was like, ‘We met at the premiere!’ – really, that’s a class act right there.”
Harley Quinn is now 23, and has starred in a number of films – including a few directed by her father.
Her latest work was in the TV series Cruel Summerand she is soon set to work in her dad’s next film Moon Jawswhich will star Lily-Rose Depp.
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