We already knew that Jared Leto got pretty into his version of the Joker during the filming of Suicide Squad. He sent dead animals to many of his co-stars and gave Will Smith a bunch of bullets along with a nice letter. I can’t even imagine how obnoxious that must have been.
But now we learn, via Will Smith himself, that Jared Leto wasn’t even Jared Leto when the cameras stopped rolling:
I’ve never actually met Jared Leto. 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.
I hope they get to meet someday. I’m sure they’d get along!
Leto’s a guy who takes his craft seriously. He’s particularly into losing and gaining weight for roles. So it should come as no surprise that he went method with the Joker. The big question is when we’ll find out exactly how many people he murdered. In a strictly David Ayer context, I’m fond of Leto’s Joker look, but what we saw of him in the film’s only trailer so far looked like it could get old fast, regardless of how many dead hogs he sent through the mail.
We’ll find out if it was all worth it when Suicide Squad hits theaters next August.