Jared Leto (Panic Room) is so committed to The Joker role that he sent Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street), who is playing Harley Quinn, a live-rat. Last we heard on the rat, Jai Courtney revealed that it ended up with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy), but it seems he got a knockoff rat.
Elle spoke with Robbie and she clarified that she's embraced Leto's unusual gift like her Suicide Squad character would have and even gave it a name.
Named Rat Rat. ("Original!" says Robbie.) It was given to her by Jared Leto, or rather, Jared Leto's character in the upcoming Batman flick Suicide Squad, in which he plays the Joker. Several crew members suggested killing it, but Robbie kept the rat because, "If Harley [her character in Suicide Squad] got something from Joker, she'd probably cherish it." Rat Rat now dines on organic berries from Whole Foods. - Elle
Directed and written by David Ayer (Fury) and features an all-star cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Jay Hernandez, and Karen Fukahara.
Suicide Squad is set to be released August 5, 2016.