Jared Leto on Playing The Joker

Jared Leto, who plays the clown prince of Gotham in next Summer’s Suicide Squad recently spoke to Empire Magazine about the role, and he got very graphic.

“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.”

Leto also said he sees his Joker a little different than previous iterations:

“I always get the sense that The Joker may be much older than people think. It’s something different. If you don’t break rules, you’re not going to strike new ground. I think I’ll be cooling down for the rest of my life.”

In addition, the Empire article also has never before published stills from the movie and other details on Suicide Squad. For example, there’s a scene description of the Squad in a helicopter and Katana being introduced. “Love your perfume. What is that: Stench of Death?” asks Harley Quinn.

Source: iO9

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Dave Nelson

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