Jared Leto spoke to Entertainment Weekly and revealed that he was basically lying about going method in the most insufferable way on the set of 2016’s Suicide Squad. Jared played The Joker and to really get into character, he reportedly sent the cast used condoms and gave Margot Robbie a live rat. A few years ago, Jared denied sending the cast used condoms but said he did send them gag gifts like porn magazines. And now Jared is saying that nearly 100% of what was written about his “gag gifts” at the time was a lie. I see that Jared knows the true key to success in Hollywood: Making shit up for attention.
In interviews at the time of the film’s release, co-stars of Jared talked about his antics on set. Will Smith said, “He went full Joker. And the rule, generally, is to never go full Joker. But, he went all in. He really set the tone. He wasn’t playing with it,” and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje said that he received “a number of gifts from Jared,” like “sticky Playboy magazines.” And Jared in his own words said that he sent his co-stars “anal beads” and “used condoms” to “create a dynamic” and “an element of surprise.” Well, surprise, bitch: Jared was lying. He told EW that:
“99.9 percent of what people read is bullshit,” he says, adding that “there were no used condoms” or other salacious presents given to cast members like Margot Robbie and Will Smith.
“Any of the very few gifts that were ever given were given with a spirit of fun and adventure and received with laughter, fun, and adventure,” Leto now explains to EW. “It’s all filmed! They filmed it all! People were dying. We were just having a goof.”
Leto also stresses that he was “the good boy” on the set of the film. “The only gifts I ever gave Margot were cupcakes. I think I gave her a mouse, and some of the other guys got gifts that you’d get as a joke at a party,” he continued, explaining that he had a “small role” in the project, and often felt like a “quiet nerd in the corner” while “separate from everyone” else in the cast.
“I’m playing a guy called the Joker, it’s okay to play some jokes. Nothing ever crossed any lines, and it’s not up to other people on the internet to create those lines,” he says, later adding: “I’m an artist at the end of the day. If I do something risky and you don’t like it, basically, you can kiss my ass.”
But his newest role in House of Gucci did not require the same level of trolling. Unless you’re talking about him trolling us with that accent because they all are. But Jared said he was actually moved to tears on the last day of work on Ridley Scott‘s newest movie:
“I was successful in holding them back. I didn’t want to embarrass the entire set, but it was a really warm and wonderful experience–collaborative, creative, full of risk and reward, just incredibly special.”
Interesting that Jared didn’t talk about the gifts that he sent to his House of Gucci co-stars. I imagine that since he pissed on a Gucci scarf in the movie, he sent each of his co-stars their own personal Jared-brand piss-soaked accessory. Hey, he’s an “artist,” okay–He’s taking risks!