A lot has been written about Jared Leto's unusual behavior on the set of Suicide Squad. His co-stars, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Scott Eastwood and Will Smith, have all raved about his amazing performance, however, they all claim that they never met Leto out-of-character. The Oscar-winning actor supposedly stayed committed to the role of The Joker throughout filming, isolating himself from the rest of the cast. Furthermore, he sent creepy gifts to cast members, like a live-rat to Robbie and one of the film's producers said recently that Leto would only respond to "Mr. J." But are all of these method-style antics being blown out of proportion?
"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," the website Not Yet Rated reports. "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."
They go on to say that Leto, at times, dropped The Joker facade and was cordial with members of the cast and crew. "My source also tells me that he did interact with the crew and even cracked a joke or two with them," they added.
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.