Courtney Love Was Almost Harley Quinn In Canceled ‘Batman’ Movie
Former Hole leader Courtney Love also has an award-winning film career to her name, and she very nearly added a superhero movie to her filmography: Director Joel Schumacher said in a recent interview that before his movie Batman Unchained was canceled in the mid-'90s, Love was under heavy consideration to play Harley Quinn alongside George Clooney's Batman.
According to a story published yesterday (June 14) by The Hollywood Reporter:
The standout character of the film would have been Harley Quinn, who in the end finds redemption for her villainous ways. She was to be complex, conflicted and ultimately a good person underneath. While the casting process never got off the ground, Protosevich’s agents at CAA set him up for lunch with Courtney Love, who was also repped by the agency and was interested in getting an acting career going.
“I think she had heard about the possibility of Harley Quinn being in the new Batman and was thinking she would be good for it,” says Protosevich. “But we didn’t really talk about that. We talked about a lot of other things. It was certainly one of the better lunches I’ve ever had in my career in show business.”