Jared Leto was recently on an Australian radio show to clarify the rumors swirling around during filming of Suicide Squad.
Leto revealed on the show Kyle and Jackie O that the purported stories of outrageous method acting and filming chaos were false. Leto-who played the Joker- allegedly scared many of his Suicide Squad co-stars by staying in-character as the Joker all the time. Other anecdotes said that Leto sent his co-stars gifts that only the Joker would send, like a dead rat. Leto cut through the rumors and set the record straight. He claimed that such reports were blown out of proportion. Leto on the false stories and acting with Margot Robbie:
“No… There’s so much hype and bull- about [what happened with Suicide Squad], but I think it’s just a fun thing to talk about. Even when the movie came out, there was so much misrepresentation about what went down, about the ‘method acting’ crap – it’s just that 90% of it wasn’t true, and you can’t even… It takes on a life of its own. It was an incredible experience, everybody was amazing. Margot Robbie [is] one of the nicest people – one of the best actresses I’ve ever worked with, and I really loved working with her. I thought the scenes of what we did together were some of the most fun I’ve ever had on a set before… Everything’s great in that world, and I’m really proud to be a part of it.”
What Really Went Down?
So exactly what on-set reports were real? Leto did not elaborate, so it is a mystery to fans. Regardless, he seems totally on-board for more movies as the Joker. He is reported to be a part of the Harley and Joker spin-off and Suicide Squad 2.