Jared Leto completely immersed himself in the role of the Joker in the new “Suicide Squad” movie and it was an experience of which he calls painful and tough.
In his interview with Empire magazine, he said, “There was definitely a period of…detachment. I took a pretty deep dive. But this was a unique opportunity and I couldn’t imagine doing it another way. It was fun, playing those psychological games. But at the same time it was very painful, like giving birth out of my prick hole.”
When talking about his particular take on the role, he said that he tried to play the character differently to how he was played in the past by actors like Heath Ledger for “The Dark Knight”. He said, “I always get the sense that the Joker may be much older than people think. It’s something different. If you don’t break the rules, you’re not going to strike new ground. I think I’ll be cooling down for the rest of my life.”
Director David Ayer said, “The Joker is the third rail of comic book movies. There’s a power to that character, and by some freaking miracle, through the incredible things Jared has done and the photography and all the other millions of things that went into it, we’ve cooked up something transcendent. He’s scary.”
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