Jared Leto’s Joker In ‘Suicide Squad’ Has ‘Pageantry’ And You Aren’t Ready, Says Ayer And Snyder

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01.21.16 8 Comments

As a tie-in with the spanking new trailer for Suicide Squad, USA Today interviewed director David Ayer and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder about Jared Leto’s interpretation of the Joker, as well as his much-ballyhooed method acting.

Ayer admits people “kept their distance” from Leto on set, as he was always in character.

“It really made an event when he would show up on set. There was almost a pageantry to him, which did translate into the character and the power on screen he has.”

Leto even freaked out Ayer a few times. “Big time. The hairs stand up on the back of your neck.”

To quote commenter Shop 101 over at Film Drunk, “Theater majors gonna theater.”

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