Joker actor Jared Leto denies gifting Harley Quinn actress Margot Robbie a lifeless rat throughout their time collectively on Suicide Squad. Leto infamously despatched his co-stars Joker-like presents through the making of the DC Comics film — together with used condoms and anal beads, if Leto’s 2016 interview with E! is to believed — however Leto’s current for Robbie was a residing rat named Rat Rat. Robbie instructed Elle in 2015 that she stored the rat as a pet as a result of “if Harley received one thing from Joker, she’d most likely cherish it,” referring to the Joker-obsessed psychiatrist-turned-costumed prison.
“I by no means gave Margot Robbie a lifeless rat. That is not true,” Leto clarified in a current interview with GQ. A Vegan, Leto added he “truly gave her [food]. I discovered this place in Toronto that had nice vegan cinnamon buns, and that was a quite common factor.”
Explaining his presents to the solid in 2016, Leto instructed E!, “I did a number of issues to create a dynamic to create a component of shock, a spontaneity and to actually break down any type of partitions that could be there. The Joker is any individual who would not actually respect issues like private area or boundaries.”
Together with Robbie’s rat and a set of bullets for Will Smith, who performed the never-misses murderer Deadshot, Killer Croc actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje acquired “sticky Playboy magazines.” The complete solid was given a lifeless pig that was “an excellent reward as a result of it had the impact of unifying us as a gaggle as a result of then it turned us in opposition to him,” Akinnuoye-Agbake stated on the time. “We despatched the messenger again with the lifeless pig and our personal customized message. It received the ball rolling.”
Smith stated Leto “went full Joker” for the David Ayer-directed ensemble a few crew of conscripted criminals, including, “He actually set the tone. He wasn’t enjoying with it. He was lifeless critical as an actor. He was entering into and he was one hundred pc going into this character.”
Leto briefly reprises his Suicide Squad position for Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the place he seems reverse Ben Affleck’s Batman. The Joker actor isn’t in The Suicide Squad, director James Gunn’s DCEU entry that’s extra reboot than sequel.
Forward of his Marvel Comics position in Sony’s Morbius, Leto expressed help for a Suicide Squad director’s lower and instructed Selection that he’s open to reprising the Joker position after his return to the DC Prolonged Universe in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, out March 18 on HBO Max.