A lot of noise has been about the quote-unquote "strange gifts" that Jared Leto sent to his castmates on Suicide Squad.
These have included used condoms, anal beads and sticky porn magazines. He's a gas character, that Jared Leto guy. However, one particular gift that was sent to Viola Davis was particularly disturbing and completely and utterly misjudged.
A box of bullets. Yes, really.
What's worse, Jared Leto and Viola Davis hadn't even met when she received his twisted little prank. "It was a little worrisome,” Davis said in a recent interview. “It made you a little bit nervous and I’m pretty tough. You know I got into a few fights when I was growing up... but it scared me a little bit."
Think about that for a minute. Sure, we can maybe see Leto's twisted logic here - in that he wanted to create an unpredictable, off-limits atmosphere where his Joker was liable to do anything. There's a limit, though, to where and what you can do. Method acting is about inhabiting the character. When Daniel Day-Lewis does it, he assumes the voice and stays in costume as much as possible to live himself into it.
What if he started hurling real knives at Cameron Diaz during Gangs of New York? You draw a line somewhere.
Naturally enough, Viola Davis - even after meeting Leto - still wasn't impressed by the little stunt. "Before that I was only introduced to The Joker... and I almost had my pepper spray out. You know, ‘You remember that bullet you sent me?'" Davis explained. In fairness, if we were Viola Davis in that situation, we'd have pepper-sprayed the bejaysus out of Jared Leto.
Sending a box of bullets isn't quirky or weird. It's f*cking stupid.
Via E! Online