Well, it seems Jared Leto was the gift that kept on giving during production on David Ayer’s Suicide Squad… whether his castmates liked it or not.
We’ve heard several stories about some of the crazy stuff the Academy Award winner would send to his fellow actors already – but this new report takes things to some extreme (and frankly, extremely gross) levels.
E! caught up with Leto during CinemaCon last night and quizzed him about some of the items he’d sent the likes of Margot Robbie and Will Smith (bullets, a dead pig, a live rat etc.), but the interviewer seemed quite shocked to learn that The Joker actor had also made presents out of used condoms and anal beads.
“I did a lot of things to create a dynamic, to create an element of surprise, of spontaneity, and to really break down any kind of walls that may be there,” Leto explained. “The Joker is somebody who doesn’t really respect things like personal space or boundaries.”
If Leto was attempting to drive a genuine wedge between himself and the actors that make up Task Force X during filming, it evidently worked. At least, if the responses from Smith, Robbie and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje in the video above are any indication.
Tell us, do you think this was an admirable attempt to fully inhabit the character, or several steps too far into method acting?
Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5th.