Director David Ayer feels that ‘Suicide Squad‘ is so dark that he has hired some professional help to be made available for his actors. That help comes in the form of a therapist of sorts to keep his actors from getting too far into their roles. We already know that Jared Leto is keeping his acting on at all times and Ayer wants to make sure there are no ill consequences to the mental state of his all-star cast.
According to Adam Beach who plays Slipknot in the film:
“David Ayer is about realism. So if your character is tormented, he wants you to torment yourself. He wants the real thing.
We kind of have like a therapist on board if you fall off the wagon and really are villainous. There’s a friend of [Ayer’s] that’s very unique in making sure we have our ground.”
That being said the man isn’t a psychotherapist but a life coach. Most likely to coach them out of their acting states at the end of a scene. Leto has clearly been proving that, at the very least, it is something that he will probably need help with.
Beach adds that:
“Us actors explore very fine thin lines going to the da”rk side and he wants to make sure we finish a movie and don’t disappear somewhere and then don’t show up for work.”
While it is doubtful that any of the cast members will actually end up becoming super villains, I’m sure everyone can remember the tragic passing of Heath Ledger whose quick decent into overdosing from drugs was often blamed on his state of mind after embodying The Joker. How much truth there is to that we’ll never know but I doubt anyone would want another actor plagued by the same demons. Especially ones that are so close a different take on the Batman mythos.
What are your thoughts on ‘Suicide Squad’ being an extremely dark film? Do you think we’ll be in for something special? Do you think the addition of the life coach of for sensationalism or have the actors truly become that invested in the movie and their roles? Share your thoughts below!
‘Suicide Squad’ will be released on August 5th, 2016 and stars: Cara Delevingne, Jai Courtney, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, and Will Smith.
Source: E! Online