As if you couldn’t tell from those “See you in your nightmares, honey” eyes (while everyone else’s eyes appear to be searching for the set snack table), Jared Leto went ultra-super-turbo method to play The Joker in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie. Jared Leto must have read something in The Joker’s origin story about his character being obsessed with Oprah’s Favorite Things day, because Jared’s Joker committed hard to giving out gifts to everyone. Like the bullets he sent to Will Smith a bunch of bullets, or the live rat he sent to Margot Robbie.
Viola Davis, who plays the government official who puts together Team Hot Topic, was also lucky enough to get such a gift from The Joker. Except as she recently explained to Vanity Fair, hers arrived dead and delivered by some weirdo in a costume.
“The Joker – he did some bad things, Jared Leto did. He gave some really horrific gifts. He had a henchman who’d come into the rehearsal room, and the henchman came in with a dead pig, and plopped it on the table. And then he walked out. And that was our introduction into Jared Leto.”
To be fair to Jared, Viola doesn’t say what kind of dead pig she was given. Maybe it was a $4000 leg of aged jamón ibérico from Spain? Yeah, that’s it. That’s totally it. And that’s what I’ll keep telling myself so that I don’t picture poor little Babe staring up at Viola Davis, like “Why me? What did I do to get involved in such nonsense?”
I know Jared Leto really wanted to come across as legit crazy, but rats and dead pigs are way too obvious. If you really want to play mind games, you need to go way more ordinary. Like sending someone a receipt for a pair of socks or a Valentine’s Day card when it’s not Valentine’s Day. “‘I’m nuts about you’? Why is there a picture of a squirrel dressed like cupid? It’s August. What the fuck does it all mean???”
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