Jared Leto is into some super-gross method acting
Heaven help us, for we live in a world in which Jared Leto sends used condoms and anal beads to his Suicide Squad co-stars, all in the name of honing his craft.
Before filming even began, Leto — who plays The Joker in the upcoming film — sent a live rat to Margot Robbie and bullets to Will Smith. He also gifted the entire cast a dead pig. So sweet.
Then Leto got really into it, confessing to E! Online that he sent the used condoms and anal beads to all his castmates.
“I did a lot of things to create a dynamic to create an element of surprise, a spontaneity and to really break down any kind of walls that may be there,” the Oscar winner said at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. “The Joker is somebody who doesn’t really respect things like personal space or boundaries.”
Indeed. Smith went on record to confirm Leto’s weirdness.
“He went full Joker,” Smith said, adding, “He really set the tone. He wasn’t playing with it. He was dead serious as an actor. He was going in and he was 100 percent going into this character.”
Another fun tidbit: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who plays Killer Croc, received “sticky Playboy magazines” from Leto.
About the dead pig, Akinnuoye-Agbaje said, “That was a good gift because it had the effect of unifying us as a group because then it became us against him. We sent the messenger back with the dead pig and our own personalized message. It got the ball rolling.”
Team building is fun.