It’s seems that reports of Jared Leto’s insanity were not at all exaggerated. The Suicide Squad actor is alleged to have gifted a live rat, a dead hog, sex toys, used condoms, and porn magazines to co-stars (we use the term “gifted” loosely), but at least one colleague was less than appreciative.
In an interview with E! News, Viola Davis reveals that she didn’t meet Jared Leto himself until the film’s wrap party and that she had her pepper spray handy, lest The Joker should make an appearance.
Will Smith suggested months ago that he had never actually met Leto, since the actor refused to break character around his colleagues. Some assumed that the man who plays Deadshot was just exaggerating for effect, but his story has now been corroborated by several cast members.
Davis’ attitude towards Leto seems appropriate, since she plays Amanda Waller in the film, the character responsible for keeping the titular squad in line. Here’s a snippet of what she had to say about the controversial actor:
“Before [the wrap party] I was only introduced to The Joker … and I almost had my pepper spray out. You know, ‘You remember that bullet you sent me?'”
Apparently, however, the bad behavior wasn’t limited to Leto. Said Davis of the atmosphere on set “every single person in it gets to be completely insane because all the characters are insane.” She added, “it got so crazy that there were times during filming that I had heart palpitations.”
We’ve made no secret over being confused about what tone this film is trying to strike, but news like this makes us feel like it may be more dark and twisted than the recently released posters may suggest.
Suicide Squad stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, and Jared Leto. The film is set to hit theaters on August 5, 2016.