Jared Leto: I sent anal beads and used condoms to Suicide Squad colleagues
Jared Leto has opened up about his rather, erm, method way to get into the mindset of The Joker on the set of Suicide Squad.
The actor is stepping into the shoes of the legendary Batman villain in the upcoming spin-off film.
He has hinted repeatedly about the Joker-inspired pranks he played on his castmates in order to get into the mindset, including sending a live rat to Margot Robbie.
Speaking to E! Online about the ‘gifts’, he said: “Don’t forget the anal beads, the used condoms…!”
“I did a lot of things to create a dynamic, to create an element of surprise, a spontaneity and to really break down any kind of walls that may be there.
“The Joker is somebody who doesn’t really respect things like personal space or boundaries.”
Asked about the condoms and anal beads, Will Smith said: “He went full Joker! Never go full Joker.
“He really set the tone. He wasn’t playing with it. He was dead serious as an actor.
“He was going in and he was 100 percent going into this character.”
Leto previously won an Oscar for his role as an HIV-positive transgender woman in the AIDS crisis drama Dallas Buyers Club.
He said at the time: “This is for the 36 million people who have lost the battle to AIDS and to those of you out there who have ever felt injustice because of who you are or who you love, tonight I stand here in front of the world with you and for you.”