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EXCLUSIVE: Harley Quinn Smith Talks Online Bullying and Her 'Suicide Squad' Connection

by Alex Ungerman 5:35 PM PDT, August 17, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Harley Quinn Smith Talks Online Bullying and Her 'Suicide Squad' Connection

She may be named after a super villain, but Harley Quinn Smith is all about taking the high road!

ET spoke to Kevin Smith's daughter at Variety's Power Of Young Hollywood Issue Celebration, presented by the app Pixhug with Vince Camuto on Tuesday, where the 16-year-old actress opened up about how she and her dad recently expertly shut down an online troll trying to tear her down.

"It definitely hurts when you see stuff like that." she admitted. “But it doesn't matter. At the end of the day, they don't know you."

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Smith acknowledged that online hate "can seriously affect you," but said ultimately, "you cant let that get to you because ... it's just a stranger online going off and trying to spread their negativity."

"There are so many people being negative," she added. "You should just use that as an example, and as a motivation to be positive."

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But even though she has the right attitude, Smith knows that for a lot of people going through bullying, it can be hard.

"I know it can hurt, and I know it can really get you down," she said, advising her fans who might be going through similar experiences, "Stay true to who you are, because you're fantastic just the way you are... You cant let anybody demean you of your worth."

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"Anybody that's trying to get you down is obviously insecure and dealing with their own issues," Smith said. "And you just have to separate yourself from that."

Meanwhile, Smith also raved to ET about Suicide Squad, which features Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, with whom the young actress shares a name!

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"I feel such a strong connection with [the fictional Harley Quinn]," Smith said. "Not only because we share a name, but Margot Robbie did a fantastic, amazing job, portraying her, and I could not be happier with the performance she gave."

Smith said she's already seen the movie multiple times, adding, "I will stand by that movie till the day I die. I love it so much."

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And Smith has just one request for DC Comics -- keep her in mind for a cameo in any spin-offs!

"If I was just in the corner, like eating some food or something...literally anything!" she exclaimed. "That would mean the world!"

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