A few weeks ago, Jared Leto took his stupid cliffsnotes version of method acting bullshittery to a weird new level. Reportedly, Leto stays in character as the Joker the whole time he’s on the Suicide Squad set, but he wasn’t present for much of the early shoot days. So how is he supposed to make sure everyone is super uncomfortable in regard to his performance whether he’s there or not? By sending weird-ass gifts, of course!
Leto Joker (sorry) sent a dead hog to the cast, and bullets to Will Smith specifically, as well as a live rat to Margot Robbie, aka Harley Quinn.
So the question then arises: what the hell do you do with a dead hog and a live rat? I would imagine that if Leto were being considerate (doubtful, considering his Jokery state of mind), he would send that hog all butchered and ready to barbecue. As for the rat, it apparently got passed around the cast. Cara Delevingne posed with it:
According to Jai Courtney, the rat, which they named Splinter and then, I guess, Rat Rat, somehow ended up Fiveling its way to Canada to live with Guillermo del Toro. Del Toro confirmed that this was true.
The rat is living with us in Toronto and he, and his massive ballsack, provide the house with great cheer and joy! We have re-named him Venustiano.
If that wasn’t a weird enough story, earlier this week, Robbie’s interview with Elle magazine came out in which she claims she still owns Rat Rat.
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.Is she lying? I feel like Jared Leto has gone far enough off the deep end that if she were lying and had given away his gift, he would find out and do something even weirder. Did they send a decoy rat to Toronto to throw Leto off its trail? YOU CAN’T HIDE THE TRUTH, SUICIDE SQUAD.
The only thing I am sure of is that it does not surprise me that a rat owned by Margot Robbie eats better produce than I do.