“There is an idea of Margot Robbie, some kind of abstraction,” the Suicide Squad star says while intensely staring at her reflection and peeling off a facial mask. “But there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable, I simply am not there.”
Where is she? On the cover of Vogue. The above speech is part of an American Psycho spoof called “Australian Psycho” the actress shot for the magazine as its new cover model.
The video was co-directed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, the duo who helmed Paranormal Activity 4 and Nerve, starring Dave Franco and Emma Roberts. In it, Robbie takes her adoring fans on a Bret Easton Ellis-esque walkthrough of her morning routine, which includes starring at her reflection in a framed Hamilton poster, holding two cold spoons dipped in a black tea called lapsang souchong over her eyes, and meditating while she works on her core.
Watch the video below:
You’ll notice one of the opening shots features a fake script titled Harley Quinn v. Harley Davidson written by Akiva Goldsman, a Hollywood writer and producer who collaborated with director Nikolaj Arcel on the screenplays for The Dark Tower and is working on the upcoming Transformers movies. It’s particularly funny because today brought word that Warner Bros. was working on a Harley Quinn spin-off following Robbie’s turn as the psychotic DC villain in Suicide Squad later this year.