We’re still not sure how big of a role Jared Leto‘s take on The Joker will be in ‘Suicide Squad‘ but apparently one of his on set pranks affected how Viola Davis tackled Amanda Waller in the film. It wasn’t Leto’s acting that did it, but his well known in character off set stunts where he had random things delivered to characters on set such as the rat sent to Margot Robbie. For Davis, Leto had one of his underlings walk into her dressing room, drop a dead pig on her table, and walk out.
For Davis, Leto had one of his underlings walk into her dressing room, drop a dead pig on her table, and walk out.
How was working with someone who was so clearly a nutjob like? Well, at first it was a bit unsettling for Davis but that soon changed to actually helpng her focus on the role:
“Now I’m terrified as a person thinking ‘Is he crazy?’ but the second part was ‘Oh shit! I got to have my stuff together.’ You talk about commitment and then he sends Margot Robbie a black rat. It was still alive in a box. She screamed, and then she kept it.”
How much of this was Leto having fun and how much was just being in character we may never know, what we do know is that it sounds like his antics had a profound impact on every actor that he was working with… in a positive manner!
Are you looking forward to ‘Suicide Squad’? Do you think that Viola Davis will pull off an Amanda Waller that we love to hate? Was Leto being a lunatic or were his antics helpful to the film? Share your thoughts below!
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
‘Suicide Squad’ directed by David Ayer and starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Jay Hernandez, and Karen Fukahara with Ben Affleck hits theaters on August 5, 2016.
Source: Vanity Fair