Following the premiere of “The Suicide Squad,” the new film written and directed by James Gunn for the DC Extended Universe, actor David Dastmalchian, who plays Polka Dot Man, has shared the emotional connection he shares with his character, which has quickly become a favorite among fans of the film.
In this sequel / reboot of the film directed by David Ayer, Dastmalchian shares credits with Idris Elba, John Cena, Daniela Melchior, Harley Quinn and many others who are part of Task Force X, bringing to live actions a curious collection of Little-known villains from DC Comics.
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Precisely, Polka Dot Man is a character whose origins in DC Comics began as a simple editorial joke, continuing in that way every time he reappears. Interestingly, under the portrayal of Dastmalchian, Abner Krill turns out to be one of the saddest and most endearing characters in “The Suicide Squad”, as well as giving a new sense of genius to his peculiar powers.
In a recent talk he had with The Hollywood Reporter, Dastmalchian said that when he received the script for the film, he stayed up until four in the morning reading it, feeling overwhelmed by the importance that Polka Dot Man receives in the development of the history.
“I’m just really honored to be able to play this character. He is me. You don’t know how much my silly skin conditions tormented me as a child and how I felt there was something wrong with me, ”says Dastmalchian, who revealed that 18 years ago he came close to attempting to kill himself.
David Dastmalchian admits that he loves the way his life managed to unfold, counting on the support of his wife and children, something he shared in an audio message sent to James Gunn just as he finished reading the script. The condition to which the actor refers is vitiligo, which directly affects pigmentation, so it is easy to understand his sympathy for a character who emits showy flammable waits from his skin, which seriously accumulate if they are not expelled.
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“The Suicide Squad” is a film in which James Gunn shows great sympathy for the marginalized, something that can be seen in his treatment of King Shark (Sylvester Stallone) or Ratcatcher II (Daniela Melchior), to whom the director has referred on various occasions as “the heart of the tape.”