behind the scenes Stars Who Almost Played Harley Quinn  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote up the stars who you think could have pulled off playing Harley Quinn

There hasn’t been a role in recent memory that was so hotly desired in Hollywood as that of the Suicide Squad’s Harley Quinn. Not only is the character a fan favorite, but she’s a complicated female in an action movie, which is unfortunately rare. The stars who almost played Harley Quinn aren’t just surprising - even the thought of putting some of them into the context of Harley completely changes the dynamic of the film. While Margot Robbie finally won the breakout part of Suicide Squad, there’s an astounding amount of talent in this collection of women who almost played comic book characters.

One of the craziest things about the actresses on this list is that at least one of them was offered the part of Harley Quinn but turned it down. Can you imagine how amazing it would be to be known as the Harley Quinn actress? You can let us know in the comments if you think the reasoning behind the actress in question’s decision was right or not. Margot Robbie, who played Harley Quinn, has said that she never auditioned for the part, but after seeing this long list of actresses who were almost in Suicide Squad that kind of feels like a big fat lie. Vote on the actresses you would have liked to see play Harley Quinn, and if you’ve done some of your own fantasy casting tell us about it in the comments. 

Amanda Seyfried is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Stars Who Almost Played Harley Quinn
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Amanda Seyfried


There were a lot (like, a lot a lot) of actresses were considered for the role of Harley Quinn. And while Seyfried has so many wonderful roles under her belt (her role in Veronica Mars is a particular stand out), could she possibly stand up to the star power of an actress like Margot Robbie?

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Age: 31

Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Model, Actor, Singer

Credits: Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!, Dear John, Red Riding Hood

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Cara Delevingne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Stars Who Almost Played Harley Quinn
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Cara Delevingne


When it was announced that Cara Delevingne was going to appear in Suicide Squad everyone thought she would be playing Harley Quinn. It was only that we realized that she'd be playing the villain Enchantress.

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Age: 24

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Profession: Model, Actor

Credits: Anna Karenina, Grand Theft Auto V, Pan, Paper Towns

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Stars Who Almost Played Harley Quinn
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead is another indie darling that many people presumed would make a jump to superstardom by playing Harley Quinn. While she auditioned for the role, it seems like she either opted to work on weird fare like 10 Cloverfield Lane, or she just wasn't right for the part. Either way it worked out.

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Age: 32

Birthplace: Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Singer

Credits: Final Destination 3, The Thing, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, A Good Day to Die Hard

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Imogen Poots is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Stars Who Almost Played Harley Quinn
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Imogen Poots


Imogen Poots has been burning up the indie world. She completely astounded audiences with her ability to handle ferocious violence in Green Room and she definitely could have handled swinging a baseball bat around in the Squad.

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Age: 27

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Model, Actor

Credits: Need for Speed, 28 Weeks Later, Filth, V for Vendetta

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