Assuming the role of Amanda Waller in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, Viola Davis knows a thing or two about assembling a crack team of loose cannons.
But when it comes to Jared Leto’s rendition of the Joker, the actress recently shed new light on not only Leto’s method acting, but the actor’s behind-the-scenes antics.
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It’s by no means the first time that the Oscar-winner has been placed in the limelight for his gleeful behaviour, and his portrayal of DC’s infamous supervillain continues to be the subject of heated debate across the four corners of the Internet – David Ayer’s own riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.
As for Davis, here’s what the actress had to share about the “horrible gifts” that Leto had in store for his co-stars.
“The Joker, he did some bad things. Jared Leto did. 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.”
Going one step further, Davis hinted that the way in which Leto revelled in the part only rose the bar for the actors around him.
“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.”
Jared Leto looks set to unleash nine kinds of crazy as the Clown Prince of Crime when Suicide Squad opens on August 5.
Source: Vanity Fair