Jared Leto's slightly out there (to put it mildly) methods of getting into character as the Joker in Suicide Squad are well documented, but now we get to hear about them from a key cast member that hasn't shared her thoughts on the matter yet.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Viola Davis (Amanda Waller) spoke out about meeting Jared Leto's Joker and his henchmen for the first time, and how it affected her own performance. "The Joker, he did some bad things. Jared Leto did," said Davis about Leto's behind-the-scenes antics. "He gave some really horrific gifts. He had henchmen that would come into the rehearsal room and the henchmen came in with a dead pig and plopped it on the table, then he walked out. And that was our introduction into Jared Leto. "
Davis then went on to talk about how Leto's craziness made her want to up her game, and also Margot Robbie's (Harley Quinn) reaction to her gifts. "Now I'm terrified as a person thinking 'Is he crazy?' but the second part was 'Oh shit! I got to have my stuff together.' You talk about commitment and then he sends Margot Robbie a black rat. It was still alive in a box, she screamed, and then she kept it."
Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5, 2016.
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
Suicide Squad stars Will Smith as Deadshot, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, with Raymond Olubawale as King Shark, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, and Adam Beach as Slipknot. Directed by David Ayer.