There are a few universal rules we have to hold on to that make the day, no matter how extraordinary or terrible, at least grounded and familiar. Never drink apple juice after brushing your teeth; never spit into the wind; never get into a land war in Asia; and Never Say Never Again is not a real James Bond movie. During Stephen Colbert‘s special live Sunday night edition of The Late Show following Super Bowl 50, we learned a brand new rule for the list: never let actress Margot Robbie tattoo you. It might look okay, but she doesn’t know how to spell.
Robbie and co-star Tina Fey, joined the program to promote their new war correspondent comedy Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, where Colbert asked Robbie about her adrenaline-junkie lifestyle, consisting of skydiving and swimming with sharks. You know, things that Stephen would never do because he’s got children. But it wasn’t those very normal and usual thrill-seeker activities that gave both Colbert and Fey pause, it was learning that Robbie is an amateur tattoo artist…and that she’s not very good at it.
Everybody on her upcoming movie Suicide Squad got a tattoo of the stylized way of spelling “Squad,” which is S-K-W-A-D, because like Winnie the Pooh’s “Hunny” jar, it’s funny when things are spelled wrong. She tattooed the first victim/volunteer — Jai Courtney’s cast assistant Simon, an “epic dude” — but got so excited that she misspelled the already misspelled word by going straight from the S to the W. So this epic guy’s arm says SWAD. What does that even mean?
“A good time to be pretty,” says Fey, but I feel like if you’re already agreeing to let the woman playing Harley Quinn tattoo your arm, you need to be ready for some shenanigans with ink.
Would you let Margot Robbie tattoo you? (I probably still would.) What would you misspell on your body? Let us know in the comments below.
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Kyle Anderson is the Weekend Editor and a film and TV critic for Nerdist.com. Follow him on Twitter!
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