Jared Leto’s Joker Prep For Suicide Squad Was Even More Intense Than We Thought
We know that Jared Leto took his role in Suicide Squad seriously—he even sent his coworkers creepy gifts from the Joker. But according to his co-star Will Smith, he went in deep while on set. Like, real deep.
This Monday, Will Smith dropped by Beats 1 Radio Show to discuss his upcoming album. When the topic turned to his role in the anticipated Warner Bros. movie, he let host Zane Lowe in on a little secret—he’s “never actually met Jared Leto,” because the guy was so intensely committed to the part that he never deviated from it.
“We worked together for six months and we’ve never exchanged a word outside of ’action!’ and ’cut!’” Smith explained. “We’ve never said ‘hello,’ we’ve never said ‘good day.’ I’ve only ever spoken to him as Deadshot and him as the Joker. I literally have not met him yet… Not a single word exchanged off-camera. He was all in on the Joker.”
But don’t worry, Leto fans—Lowe, who’s a friend of Leto’s, assured him that the 30 Seconds To Mars frontman is actually a nice guy underneath the white make-up and “HAHA” tattoos. “I’m looking forward to meeting him!” Smith joked. “I’ve only ever met the Joker!”
If all the behind-the-scenes shenanigans are any indication, we as a movie-going audience are in for a wild ride when Suicide Squad actually gets released in August 2016. “That thing is insane,” he said. Sure sounds like it!