Oh Shut Up, Jared Leto
Jared Leto’s performance as the Joker in this summer’s Suicide Squad is going to go down as the greatest performance in the history of comic-book movies. Just ask Jared Leto:
I can’t wait for you to see this — they’re going to lock me away in a box after this movie comes out!
As we’ve heard on numerous occasions, Jared Leto went completely method for the role, so much so that fellow actors, like Will Smith, admitted that they never actually met Leto on the set. They only met “the Joker. “
How method did he go? He sent various gifts to his co-workers, including a dead hog to the entire cast, bullets to Will Smith, and a live rat to Margot Robbie (the rat actually became a pet on the set).
That’s not the worst of his method-acting bullshittery, however. On the red carpet for Sony’s Cinemacon, Leto — not one to boast, unless spoken to by human people — admitted there were other items in his “care package,” including “anal beads” and “used condoms. “
I’m officially calling bullshit. Anal beads? Maybe. Used condoms? No fucking way, for the exact reason elucidated by one of my favorite people on Twitter, hellresidentNY:
I refuse to believe Leto actually did this. Because if so, you know Viola Davis would've knocked him the FUCK out! https://t.co/IMAW6OvtPM— hellresidentNY (@hellresidentNY) April 13, 2016
No, you don’t risk a harassment lawsuit to stay in character. You don’t send your semen-encrusted rubbers to Margot Robbie or Will Smith, not if you want to keep playing the Joker. That’s not a prank. It’s a reason to call HR or get tested or raise the insurance premiums.