Jared Leto’s acting methods on the set of Suicide Squad have become legend. We know that he stayed in character for most of the shoot. And that he sent his cast mates some very disgusting gifts, which included used condoms, dead animals, and sticky porno magazines. What we haven’t heard about yet is the extensive research he did before climbing into the pale white skin of this madman. And this consisted of meeting with real-life murderers, psychos and psychotherapists. In creating a new Joker for the big screen, Jared Leto is covering ground that has been well trotted on. Heath Ledger won a posthumous Oscar for his performance as the clown prince of crime in The Dark Knight. And Jack Nicholson’s turn as the DC Comics villain in 1989’s Batman is iconic. Leto decided that he needed a deeper commitment to the character than has ever been seen before. And that meant carousing down some depraved alleyways on his way to finding villain nirvana. About crafting a new Joker, director David Ayer had this to say. RELATED: The Suicide Squad Doesn’t Feel Like a Sequel at All According to Returning Star Joel Kinnaman “The Joker has a lot of different… Read full this story
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