Up to this point, we’ve gotten many different descriptions of Jared Leto as The Joker in Suicide Squad. Will Smith said he never actually met Jared Leto during the shoot, he was always The Joker. Margot Robbie was apparently petrified from time to time. There were rats and a pig brought on set according to Viola Davis. And David Ayer has had nothing but wonderful things to say. But what about Leto himself?
The movie is close to hitting theaters this summer and we’re just now getting around to hearing what Leto has to say about his performance, the people who have played him before, and his general idea coming into the movie. In a chat with Entertainment Weekly, Leto opens up about his crazy strategy on the set. But before he jumps into that, he gives much praise to the men who have come before. This includes Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger:
“The work that’s been done on this character by so many people before me has been so impactful, so incredible, so much fun, so profound, so risky, that it’s a very special thing to be asked to take on that responsibility,”