Warner Brothers has spent way too much money on Suicide Squad to not hit us over the head repeatedly until we can easily be wheeled into the theater to fork over our cash, concious or not. Their biggest selling point thus far has been Jared Leto and just how psycho/crazy/method/HotTopic he got to play The Joker. The other day, Michael brought us a lovely and touching story about Jared’s latest anecdote describing what he did to his castmates. He sent them anal beads and used condoms. Lovely. Just lovely. Add that to the live rat he sent Margot Robbie and the dead pig he sent to a table read. Not only is he gunning for that box office money on behalf of his studio masters, he is smashing down on that concierge bell and shouting “Excuse me! I need an Oscar! ANOTHER one!”
The thespian world’s answer to Avril Lavigne sat down with Entertainment Weekly to talk about just how dedicated he is to *the craft* and Jokering. You can read the whole thing here, but I’ll save you the trouble by giving you the highlights and also informing you that, based on this interview, Jared likes to use a lot of words to not say very much. He’s talked at length, ad nauseam, about just how deep and dark he went for this and he makes sure to let us know just how hardcore he went – he met with psychopaths! Yeah, man! He sat down with murderers and shit!… Or, more likely, watched half of Gothika:
What, specifically, did you do?
There are a lot of things. It’s probably better to not get into it but to the Joker, violence is a symphony. This is someone who gets an extreme reward from the act of violence and manipulation. Those are the songs he sings and he is very in tune with what makes people tick. I did meet with people that were experts, doctors, psychiatrists that dealt with psychopaths and people who had committed horrendous crimes, and then I spent some time with those people themselves, people who have been institutionalized for great periods of time. I guess when you take on a role, any role, you become part detective, part writer, and for me that’s my favorite time of the entire process, the discovering, the uncovering, and the building of a character. Yeah, it’s really fun.
Well, Jared, it’s a little late to “not get into it,” we’ve been dealing with your foolery for months and months and we have until August to go, in which time I’m sure you will continue to dazzle us with your METHOD and more stories involving sending *WaCkY* shit to your co-stars, who I’m pretty sure would rather get a port-a-potty full of shit dropped through their ceiling than listen to and deal with Joker Jared ever again.
And of course, this wouldn’t be an interview about The Joker without the topic of his look. Jared goes for Drama Teacher Talk but ends up giving very little, so the interviewer asks again:
How involved were you in creating the Joker’s look?
David had some very specific ideas. As far as the look of the Joker, it was a collaborative process. There were things I brought to the table and things David brought to the table and it was a mashup of both of our sick and twisted minds. There were specific things that he liked and wanted and I was there to help bring them to life in the best way I could.
What specific things did you bring to it?
I think the most important thing I brought was probably not to do with the outside but with the internal. But you know David was specific with tattoos. They were his idea but there was a lot to play with. Who knows what will end up in the final film?
I’m feeling like we’re getting lied to, or at least short changed, because Kylie Jenner was clearly the inspiration for the look. Don’t try and sell us some internal darkness of the mind shit when we all know you guys went to a Jersey mall and got a Kylie Jenner lip kit. Jared already has an Oscar but he is clearly trying to upstage Leo DiCaprio with his devotion to the spirits of Stella Adler and Sandy Meisner. He’s not only saying he had his Oscar first, he’s always saying he *became* this person and sent people gross shit, never stooping so low as to get raped by a bear or crawl through shit for three hours onscreen. Kids, take notes, this is what a real (tragedy/comedy mask emoji) ACTOR (tragedy/comedy mask emoji) looks like!
Pic: Warner Bros.