As many of you may have already heard from multiple sources, Jared Leto has been extremely method with his portrayal of The Joker in Suicide Squad. Will Smith has gone on record saying he never actually met Jared, but only met The Joker and many reports have recently surfaced about Jared Leto being difficult on set, only responding to the crew if they called him “Mr. J”.
All that said, I was just provided some exclusive information about what actual lengths Jared Leto has gone to for his portrayal as The Joker. My source tells me that while working on the set of Suicide Squad, Jared Leto wasn’t as difficult with the crew as previously reported. In fact, my source claims that he’s never once heard anyone call Jared “Mr. J” in order for him to cooperate. What my source has told me, however, is that during a portion of the filming, the cast and crew were located in a prison and when filming wrapped up for the day, Jared would tell the crew to lock him up in one of the cells, keep the key and allow him to stay in the prison cell overnight.
As you can tell, Jared Leto was completely dedicated to his role and had no boundaries for how far he would go to stay in character. That being said, my source also tells me that he did interact with the crew and even cracked a joke or two with them. Whether these jokes were being told by Jared Leto or the Joker was not specified, but either way, he wasn’t completely detached from the crew.
I, for one, can’t wait to see Jared Leto’s performance as The Joker, and soon we will all get to see it as Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5th, 2016.