Jared Leto also sent his ‘Suicide Squad’ costars ‘used condoms’ & sticky Playboys

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The last actor to play The Joker ended up winning a posthumous Oscar for his performance. So Jared Leto has big shoes to fill with his portrayal of the Joker in The Suicide Squad. I get the feeling that people were supposed to be super-excited about Leto’s performance, but Warner Bros has subtly shifted the marketing to match the real interest in Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. Most people expect Robbie to be the breakout and the best-reviewed actor from the cast. Meanwhile, Jared keeps talking about how he’s so Method and he sent a lot of crazy sh-t to his costars. Previously, we learned that Leto gave Margot a live rat. And he apparently presented Viola Davis and other cast members with a dead pig. And now Jared is revealing more of his “gifts” to costars: he sent them anal beads and used condoms. Because METHOD.

Jared Leto wasn’t fooling around when it came to getting into character as The Joker for the upcoming Suicide Squad. We already know that before filming even began, he sent Joker-inspired gifts to his co-stars, including a live rat to Margot Robbie, a set of bullets to Will Smith and a dead pig to the entire cast. And now Leto just told me he also sent everyone…used condoms and anal beads!

“I did a lot of things to create a dynamic to create an element of surprise, a spontaneity and to really break down any kind of walls that may be there,” the Oscar winner told me while promoting the movie at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. “The Joker is somebody who doesn’t really respect things like personal space or boundaries.”

“He went full Joker,” Smith said, adding, “He really set the tone. He wasn’t playing with it. He was dead serious as an actor. He was going in and he was 100 percent going into this character.”

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who plays Killer Croc, says he received “sticky Playboy magazines” from Leto, but he also revealed what happened when the dead pig arrived.

“That was a good gift because it had the effect of unifying us as a group because then it became us against him,” Akinnuoye-Agbake said. “We sent the messenger back with the dead pig and our own personalized message. It got the ball rolling.”

[From E! News]

I’m not sure if I’ve ever been a believer in Jared Leto, but why is everyone just shrugging about this stuff? There’s Method acting and then there’s a modicum of professionalism. To me, the grossest part is the fact that he was sending actual FLUIDS to his costars. How did this film get made with no one suing Warner Bros?

CB reminded me of this segment from this weekend’s MTV Movie Awards, in which Leto and Robbie made a reference to “anal beads.” Knowing Leto, those were probably “used” as well. Ugh.

And here’s the latest trailer for The Suicide Squad.

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  1. kri says:

    I swear to god, I would have knocked him on his method ass for doing any of that.

  2. H says:

    As Sir Lawrence Oliver said to Dustin Hoffman, when he went all Method during a movie, “that’s why it’s called acting.”

    Whatever method Leto uses he’ll never surpass Heath Ledger’s Joker. No matter how many anal beads he sends.

    • Sarah says:

      Jared strikes me as not a method actor, but someone pretending to be a method actor. He is doing things that he thinks a method actor should do.

      Side note – I love Marathon Man, such a great movie.

    • BangersandMash says:

      Bangers: I’m Bangers, and I’m here in long island to find out just what Heath Ledger has to say about all this

      Long Island Medium Therese Caputo: I got him, yeah *rubbing lips together*

      Bangers: What do you have to say,Heath?

      Long Island Medium Therese Caputo: He says ‘eye roll’ *rubbing lips together* ‘ and….face-palm.

      Bangers: Enough said

    • MC2 says:

      +100- It is a job and should be treated with professionalism. You don’t get the right to slap your co-stars & send them disgusting things. Jared is coming across as a hack and he’s ruining the movie for me. I am not excited to see his over-the-top Joker and if he was so method then why am I thinking about Jared’s technicolor a$$ when ever I see him in a preview and not the joker? This guys puts the meth in method (and the joker) and I don’t like it.

  3. V4Real says:

    When will the insanity stop? Jared you are not the Joker, you just play him in the movie. He’s taking method acting to an entire different level.

  4. celine says:

    BS. He’s not “so” method, he’s just a nutjob a*****e.

  5. Jegede says:

    Method or not I would have belted anyone that sent me that stuff.

    Stuff like this reminds me of Spencer Tracey’s “Know your lines. Just don’t walk into the furniture” quote about actors and preciousness.

    Was it not another old schooler, James Garner who was highly bemused at Ryan Gosling’s ultra method on The Notebook (??) set?

  6. Esther says:

    so disgusting and even dangerous.

  7. Mia4s says:

    Wow so he’s clearly garbage.

    Only in Hollywood would this be accepted and not result in him being fired or brought up on sexual harassment charges. Disgusting.

    TeamHeath, always. Hell, Team Jack Nicholson, Ceaser Romero and Mark Hamill too over this loser.

  8. Brea says:

    This is pretty much sexual harassment….are we supposed to be impressed? If my co-worker did that to me I would demand he be fired.

  9. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    He’s nasty. Go away…

  10. Sam says:

    Absolutely ridiculous. Heath Ledger was the Joker and did a fantastic job and he didn’t do all of this nonsense.

  11. Tash says:

    Ugh, such a try hard. I would have fun shoving whatever she sent me down his throat.

  12. Grace says:

    This isn’t method but a form of harassment. Gross man

  13. Triple Cardinal says:

    What a charming fellow.

  14. Sayrah says:

    Gross.

    Part of me still wants to see him as Jordan Catalano holding my hand in the hallway after our boiler room make out sessions but alas… He’s long gone :(

  15. CornyBlue says:

    JAred Leto is so freaking pretentious and exhausting like goddamn we get it the character absorbed your soul and you do not know when it ends and you begin but chill a bt maybe

  16. Jayna says:

    He is so unattractive without facial hair and long hair. Who knew? LOL

  17. Sarah says:

    He is really trying too hard. Jared was trying to build the hype up around his performance as if he was Daniel Day Lewis. Whenever Daniel Day Lewis does a movie the entire film world sits up and takes notice. Jared thought the same would happen for him. Truth is the interest is not there. Yes, there is interest in the movie, but the type of interest Jared wants for himself is not there. He is not going to be the “star turn” in the movie like Heath Ledger was. Heath had the hype even before his passing. I wish Jared would stop trying to make his Joker “happen” because its not going to happen. Its going to be all about Margot.

  18. littlemissnaughty says:

    He’s a self-absorbed man-child. I can’t believe nobody’s knocked him out for this.

  19. The Original Mia says:

    Disgusting. Psychotic. Tryhard.

  20. SusanneToo says:

    Method my a$$. He’s disgusting. Never have liked him and this seals it.

  21. marshmellow says:

    Someone should’ve gotten Bale to go Batman method on Leto, filmed it, and made it into a movie.

    Sending used condoms to someone doesn’t even sound like something the Joker would do. It sounds like something an obnoxious fratboy would do. Leto’s just using it as an excuse to be obnoxious.

  22. arock says:

    theres a difference between method acting and stoking your 12 inch ego. heath ledger went method, jared leto got a grill and filled some condoms.

  23. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    The more I hear about him the bigger a tool he becomes and the less I’m interested in seeing this movie.

    I feel like they’re afraid after the tepid reviews of BvsS that they’ve got another failure on their hands because they’ve been doing reshoots for the movie recently (after the cast already started doing promo interviews) and Leto can’t stop rambling about the lame stuff he’s done.

  24. Marty says:

    I really hope this is his only movie, although that seems unlikely, because he is absolute garbage.

  25. Esmom says:

    You can be “Method” without resorting to such gross gimmicks. Nice try.

    I thought that still shot from the video of Margot was Gwen Stefani at first, lol.

  26. ell says:

    he’s the absolute worst. also, the hype they’re trying to create around him playing the joker is just laughable.

  27. Jayna says:

    Disgusting. Method my a……

  28. Ji-yun says:

    Leto is an unprofessional idiot of the highest order. I don’t even know why he gets a pass from so many people. Is it because he’s “good looking”? I just don’t get it.

    Margot Robbie looks like Anne Hathaway as the White Queen in this. Which adds yet another actress she looks like to the steadily growing list: Jaime King, Jaime Pressly, Gillian Jacobs et al.

    • BadAssCompass says:

      I’ve been saying this about Margot for months, her celebrated looks are nothing new and I just don’t get her hype after the Wolf. Sure, she’s okay in the trailers, but it’s such a meaty-nutty role you have to be really without any talent not to pull it off.
      Jared went into the overkill zone, he should have just stayed in character then throughout promotion and make it fun instead of all this method acting old news.

  29. Tammy says:

    I am going to wait until I see the movie before I pass judgment on whether Jared Leto can pull off the Joker because I had to eat my words on Ben Affleck as Batman. Every movie I have seen Leto in was decent, too.

  30. Lex says:

    Someone sending you with their old ejaculation is major sexual harassment and he should be seriously warned about the severity of brazenly harassing costars of a film.

  31. Ashley says:

    He’s a great actor,but I would’ve knocked his ass out if he did that to me. He is going to be great as the joker,people on here are going to eat their words.

  32. Snowflake says:

    The trailer is awesome! Leto is so weird…

  33. jsilly4e says:

    If this is true, he is an insufferable idiot. This method way of acting truly cannot have anything to do with anything so nasty and horrible. Did the Joker do that in the comics? Forgive me I don’t know much about the actual comic books. Because that’s just gross.

    He has been annoying me. But I’ll have to see how he does before I state whether or not he’s a good joker. He just has huge shoes to fill I think. But people thought that about Heath Ledger when he was cast and look how that turned out. I just feel Cesar Romero did his generation justice with the TV series. Jack Nicholson did the 80′s one justice by being the quirky and more cartoonish and Heath Ledger was perfect as the Joker being terrifying and still had comic relief. Is this joker going to be gross? Because ugh, why bother.

  34. Izzy says:

    I don’t know why people are so shocked by this outrageous behavior of his, given all the rumors out there about his sexual predatory ways. The guy is like a Cosby wannabe. And he’s a complete tool. This isn’t method acting, it’s an immature jerk pretending to be a method actor to hide the fact that he’s mediocre in an iconic role that has already been played by two greats – Nicholson and Ledger. And Leto ain’t either of those guys, that’s for sure.

  35. Mika says:

    There’s been rumors going around since ages ago about him allegedly raping a lot of girl groupies anyway, so I’m not shocked that a rapist would do stuff like that. A normal person wouldn’t casually let people whom he f’ckin WORKED WITH see his cumstain. He’s sick. The only reason I’m going to watch that movie is for margot robbie. She looked awesome as Harley Quinn and unlike Jared, she doesn’t seem to need to go “method” to actually act her part brilliantly.

  36. Marianne says:

    Listen I think Jared is a good actor. His portrayl of The Joker already looks really amazing from what Ive seen in the trailers…but why do actors rely on being method? I mean its called “acting’ for a reason.

    • Jellybean says:

      I liked Amy Adams’ comments on this. David O’Russell made her life a misery on American Hustle, presumable to assist her in finding her character; bless her she is such a beginner and the 4 previous oscar nominations were really only a form of encouragement for the poor little lady. Anyway, she said she that from that she really learned to leave everything on set and go home to a normal life. In her case she had no choice because she couldn’t take all the DOR unpleasantness home to her daughter, but I respect that so much more than all this method stupidity. I don’t even mind set pranks, I know it is childish, but I think it is good to be childish or at least childlike every now and then; it is the particular nature of Leto’s actions and the Method justification that annoy me.

  37. Alexis says:

    He’s gross. I don’t even care for Ledger’s interpretation of Joker (too gritty and serious), but something about Leto’s interpretation is making me pessimistic (that “damaged” tattoo…).

    I’m psyched about seeing Harley Quinn in a movie, and Margot Robbie should be great in the role. She’s too young for the part, as you don’t get to be a practicing psychiatrist by 25 (I haven’t been following the production closely enough to know whether they’ve changed her origins to fit Margot’s age, as I like to be surprised when watching even films I’ve been anticipating), but I’ve learned to expect and deal with Hollywood aging down every female character.

  38. Naddie says:

    I used to think he was so beautiful, but now it seems his looks are catching up with his insides… Gross.

  39. Ennie says:

    As disgusting as his BFF Terry Richardson

  40. tealily says:

    It’s gotta be fake “fluids,” right? I’m telling myself that the fluids were fake.

  41. Magnoliarose says:

    He’s contrived and a poser. Look at me! I’m zany and pretty at the same time!

  42. Mango says:

    He’s a good actor but these counterculture people usually confuse randomness with making art. The movie looks terrible.

  43. drnotknowitall says:

    Is it wrong that I can’t get past how hot he is?