If you were a part of the cast or crew on the set of Suicide Squad and received a gift from Jared Leto, you might want an assistant or friend to open that box for you.
As you likely know, Leto — who won the 2014 Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his role in Dallas Buyers Club — is playing The Joker in the upcoming DC Comics film, and there have been several stories about the thespian getting deeply into character while on set. That had the potential to get very scary, considering the Joker is, well, insane and homicidal.
Sure enough, stories have been shared since production wrapped about Leto sending bullets to Will Smith (who plays Deadshot in the film), a live rat to Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn, Joker’s girlfriend) and, well, we’re not quite sure what he sent to Jay Hernandez (El Diablo). Oh, and he also gifted the entire cast with a dead pig, perhaps forever ruining the enjoyment of barbecue for those in attendance.
Apparently, those aren’t the only gifts Leto shared with his fellow Suicide Squad actors. While meeting with reporters at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, he told E! News that other items that hadn’t been previously reported were sent to his colleagues.
“Don’t forget the anal beads,” said Leto. “Used condoms. I did a lot of things to create a dynamic, to create an element of surprise, of spontaneity, and to really break down any kind of walls that may be there. The Joker is somebody who doesn’t really respect things like personal space or boundaries.”
Yeah, he said that. Here’s the video:
“Jared has gone full Joker,” confirmed Will Smith. “The rule, generally, is never go full Joker, but he really set the tone. He wasn’t playing with it, he was dead serious. As an actor, he was going 100 percent into this character and he really jarred the rest of us.”
Suicide Squad opens Aug. 5. Leto probably can’t get to all of us, but you might want to have someone else taste or reach into that popcorn before you enjoy your concessions.