Hollywood urban legends abound. Was there really a ghost in Three Men and A Baby? Did Richard Gere really put gerbils up his ass? Did Jared Leto really gift his castmates with used condoms? We may never know the truth about the first two but Jared would like to set the record straight on the latter as well as other reports of his OTT method methods. According to Jared, no actual condoms were used in the making of Suicide Squad gift bags… to his knowledge (*cue Joker cackle*).
While promoting Blade Runner 2049 on EW Radio Spotlight, Jared said this about the condom story:
“Most of it was total bullshit,” he says of reports he went above and beyond for the twisted villain. For example? “Like that I was giving used condoms to people, which was not true,” he says. “It doesn’t matter how loud you shout or hold up a sign with your pants off in Times Square — people will run the story that they want.” (Leto joked about the used condoms during a red carpet interview before the film’s release last year.)
But, but, you perpetuated that rumor yourself, you twat! What’s that saying? If it looks like a duck.. yadda yadda yadda. Well Jared certainly looks like an unhinged clown parading around as a serious method actor with no boundaries so… yadda yadda yadda. Jared went on to say that he didn’t actually put the supposed wrap gifts together himself but that he was all in for the fun.
“People were thrilled to [get] them. Whatever the Joker would give, was the idea. I didn’t really even put them together, basically. It was my team and my assistant. We were all having fun with it. It was really touching.” Leto says the gifts included a “porno magazine — plus 60.”
Aha! So he’s admitting there COULD have been used condoms in there. I wouldn’t put it past somebody whose job it is to wrangle Jared to squirt a little mayonnaise in a condom and give it to Will Smith. I mean, who could pass up on that opportunity? The thankless job of being Jared Leto’s assistant would need to have some perks, wouldn’t it?