There”s just something about that Joker. Something obsessive about clown prince of crime that consumes those who portray him. At the very least, Jared Leto – a method actor on any movie – fully immersed himself in the character for the duration of production on “Suicide Squad.”
Fans have heard tales of Leto sending his co-stars a live rat and dead hog as a part of his prep for the role, but now Will Smith confirms that he truly has no idea what Leto the man is like, as he”s only met The Joker.
“[‘Suicide Squad”] is insane. I”ve never actually met Jared Leto,” Smith said in an interview with Comlex, via Coming Soon. “We worked together for 6 months and we”ve never exchanged a word outside of ‘Action!” and ‘Cut!” I literally have not met him yet. So, the first time I see him will be ‘Hey, Jared. What”s up?” He was all in on the Joker.”
You can read why we think The Joker is such a fascinating and all-consuming character here and take a look at our hopes for his portrayal below.
Stay tuned for all things “Suicide Squad” as we head towards the August 5, 2016 release.