Viola Davis Talks Leto’s Joker Antics

Jared Leto’s antics on the set of David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad” have become something of legend. The actor, who portrays The Joker in the film, stayed in character for much of the production and so treated his fellow cast mates to some wild and often disturbing gifts.

We’ve heard from several cast mates before this point, and today actress Viola Davis has weighed in during a recent interview with Vanity Fair. Discussing Leto’s antics, she seemed bemused more than anything:

“The Joker, he did some bad things. Jared Leto did. He gave some really horrific gifts. He had henchmen that would come into the rehearsal room and the henchmen came in with a dead pig and plopped it on the table, then he walked out. And that was our introduction into Jared Leto.

Now I’m terrified as a person thinking ‘Is he crazy?’ but the second part was ‘Oh s–t! I got to have my stuff together.’ You talk about commitment and then he sends Margot Robbie a black rat. It was still alive in a box, she screamed, and then she kept it.”

“Suicide Squad” is currently slated to hit cinemas on August 5th.