We already know that the cast of Suicide Squad will go to the extreme on set as recently we reported that Margot Robbie gave her fellow cast and crew members tattoos. But now Jared Leto has gone one step further playing ‘horrific’ pranks on his co-workers, one including a dead pig.
Since shooting began for Suicide Squad, tales have emerged of Leto’s full immersion into the role of The Joker. And co-star Viola Davis has now revealed how Leto would stay in character off camera and how he would present ‘horrific gifts’ to his fellow cast-members.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, she said: “The Joker. He did some bad things, Jared Leto. He gave some really horrific gifts. He had a henchman who would come into the rehearsal room. The henchman came in with a dead pig. And plopped it on the table. And then he walked out.
“And that was our introduction into Jared Leto. Now I’m terrified, thinking ‘is he crazy?’ But the second thought was ‘oh sh*t, I got to have my stuff together. You talk about commitment, and then he sends Margot Robbie a black rat. Still alive. In a box. She screamed. And then she kept it.”
You can see Jared Leto in action as The Joker in Suicide Squad on August 5.