WHAT a joker! Apologies.
In order to prepare for his role in Suicide Squad, method actor/possible insane person, Jared Leto reportedly gave the cast the corpse of a dead pig to the cast. According to Viola Davis: "He had a henchman who would come into the rehearsal room, and the henchman came in with a dead pig and plopped it on the table, and then he walked out,” she said. “And that was our introduction into Jared Leto."
In addition to this, he also sent personalised care packages to select individuals, such as Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. As for what those packages comprised of? "Anal beads" and "used condoms." You know, to "further identify with his character.
Margot Robbie and Jared Leto at the Cinamacon on April 12, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. pic.twitter.com/VDTuLhp4oo
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Speaking via Entertainment Weekly, the actor said during an interview at CinemaCon: “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."
As for Will Smith's reaction to receiving sex toys and used prophylactics: "Jared went full Joker. 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 in... he really jarred [us]." Unsolicited anal beads will do that.
Margot Robbie wasn't as easily ruffled: “I can’t even begin to tell you the things I got [from Jared]. By that point, I feel like I knew The Joker a bit, so it wasn’t as alarming, but yeah, there were many instances where I didn’t know what to expect from Jared."