'The Suicide Squad's' Daniela Melchior Says Idris Elba and Viola Davis Were Not Fans Of Ratcatcher's Rat
- Category: Interviews
- Created: Friday, 23 July 2021 21:23
- Published: Friday, 23 July 2021 23:26
- Written by Lupe R Haas
Portuguese actress Daniela Melchior portrays Ratcatcher 2 in James Gunn's THE SUICIDE SQUAD. Luckily Daniela didn't have aversions to rats but her costars did. She reveals Idris Elba and Viola Davis didn't go near her when Sebastian the rat was on set with her. She also shares some behind-the-scenes in the making of the James Gunn film and what Margot Robbie, David Dastmalchian, and Elba did to her when she took a nap on set.
For Melchior, THE SUICIDE SQUAD is her debut in a Hollywood film and her first English-speaking role. To play the Cleo/Ratcatcher 2, Gunn informed her she's not yet reached the level of villainy portrayed in the comic books. She explains to us how she approached the character based on Gunn's backstory. In the interview below, she also describes Elba and Davis' reaction whenever Melchior was with her costar Sebastian, the rat, and what pranks the cast did whenever anyone was napping.
About THE SUICIDE SQUAD
Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.
The film stars Margot Robbie (“Birds of Prey,” “Bombshell”), Idris Elba (“Avengers: Infinity War”), John Cena (upcoming HBO Max series “Peacemaker,” “Bumblebee”), Joel Kinnaman (“Suicide Squad”), Jai Courtney (the “Divergent” franchise), Peter Capaldi (“World War Z,” BBC’s “Doctor Who” ), David Dastmalchian (upcoming “Dune,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp”), Daniela Melchior (“Parque Mayer”), Michael Rooker (the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films), Alice Braga (“Elysium”), Pete Davidson (“The King of Staten Island,” TV’s “Saturday Night Live”), Joaquín Cosio (“Spider-Man: Into the Spider- Verse,” TV’s “Narcos: Mexico”), Juan Diego Botto (“The Europeans”), Storm Reid (“The Invisible Man,” “A Wrinkle in Time”, “Euphoria”), Nathan Fillion (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” TV’s “The Rookie”), Steve Agee (“Brightburn,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”), Sean Gunn (the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, the “Avengers” films), Mayling Ng (“Wonder Woman”), Flula Borg (“Ralph Breaks the Internet”), Jennifer Holland (“Brightburn,” upcoming HBO Max series “Peacemaker”) and Tinashe Kajese (TV’s “Valor,” “The Inspectors”), with Sylvester Stallone (the “Rocky,” “Rambo” and “Expendables” franchises), and Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Suicide Squad”).