So that’s one way to make friends. Jared Leto went all out when it came to preparing for his role as The Joker in ‘Suicide Squad,’ and he made that clear by sending his co-stars some ‘special gifts’ — like rats!
Maybe you could’ve picked flowers or some candy instead, Jared Leto? The 43-year-old Suicide Squad star apparently went pretty method for his role as The Joker, and that included sweetly sending his co-stars some unusual presents before he arrived on set. Those gifts? Things like live rats and dead hogs. Yikes!
Don’t worry, Jared. We’re sure your thank-you notes from your co-stars are just lost in the mail and they weren’t creeped out at all! You have to hand it to him though; his presents are exactly what you’d expect to receive for special occasions from The Joker. “He sent [Margot Robbie] a nice love letter with a black box with a rat in it—a live rat,” said co-star Adam Beach (who plays Slipnot) in an interview with E! News. “It was beautiful. Then he sent bullets to Will [Smith] with a letter.” We’re sure Margot, who plays his onscreen girlfriend Harley Quinn, thought the gesture was oh-so romantic. Will likely appreciated the bullets as well. His character, Deadshot, definitely could use a few of those!
Jared Gives More Creepy Gifts
But they weren’t the only two to get some gifts — the whole cast was sent a “dead hog,” according to Adam. Thanks? The poor piggy was accompanied by a mysterious video message from Jared, which showed him in character as The Joker. Adam made it clear the Oscar winner is going to bring a spectacular performance to this film saying his portrayal was “mind-blowing!” “He encompasses this beautiful man and he shows it in, ‘Hello, how are you?,’ But in an instant, he goes to psychotic behavior where you’re in fear,” Adam said. “But you love him because he has both of those genuine sides.”
Jared sounds like such a sweetheart. Hardworking, determined to pump out a beautiful performance, and thoughtful enough to throw a few presents in the mix. What a guy! HollywoodLifers, what would YOU do if Jared sent you one of these gifts? Tell us in the comments and be sure to take our poll!
— Samantha Wilson