Jared Leto's intense Suicide Squad transformation

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 October 2015
Jared Leto

Jared Leto

Will Smith says he never spoke to Jared Leto on 'Suicide Squad' as the actor was so immersed in his role of The Joker

Will Smith says he never met Jared Leto while working on 'Suicide Squad' because the actor was so immersed in his role as The Joker.

Although the duo worked on the movie together for six months, Will - who plays Deadshot - insisted that Jared took his part so seriously that he never broke character.

Speaking in an interview on Beats 1, Will said: "'Suicide Squad' is insane. I've never actually met Jared Leto. We worked together for six months and we've never exchanged a word outside of 'Action!' and 'Cut!' I literally have not met him yet. So, the first time I see him will be 'Hey, Jared. What's up?' He was all in on the Joker."

Will's comments come after it was revealed that Jared sent a live rat to Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), bullets to Will and a dead hog to the rest of the cast as part of his own preparations, and also sent a letter and video explaining why he hadn't joined his co-stars as they took time to get into their characters.

Adam Beach (who plays Slipnot), said: "Basically, what he said was, 'Guys, I can't be there but I want you to know I'm doing my work as hard as you guys.

"The video he showed is in character. It blew our minds away. Then we realised that day, this is real."

Suicide Squad

  • 1 star
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 3min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Ayer
  • Cast: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne
  • UK release: 5 August 2016

A group of incarcerated supervillains is recruited to undertake dangerous missions. The result is so conventional, it's twee: Deadshot (Smith) just wants to be a good dad, Diablo (Hernandez) spends the whole film moping and Harley Quinn (Robbie)'s idea of bad behaviour is breaking a window. With unconvincing effects and…

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