Margot Robbie is a savior. The 24-year-old Australian beauty, who covers Elle’s August 2015 issue, admitted she kept the rat that Jared Leto, her Suicide Squad costar, gave her because that’s what her character would’ve done.
Robbie, who plays Harley Quinn in the upcoming flick, admitted that crew members suggested killing it, but she couldn’t part from the animal, whom she’s since named Rat Rat.
“If Harley got something from Joker, she’d probably cherish it,” Robbie told the magazine, adding that she feeds Rat Rat organic berries from Whole Foods.
As for how the rat came into play to begin with, fellow costar Adam Beach revealed to E! that Leto sent all of his castmates gifts to get into character as the Joker. “He sent [Margot Robbie] a nice love letter with a black box with a rat in it — a live rat,” Beach recalled. “It was beautiful. Then he sent bullets to Will [Smith] with a letter.”
Suicide Squad, which also stars Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, and Cara Delevingne, is set to hit theaters in 2016.