Jared Leto Discusses Playing The Joker In ‘Suicide Squad’

We are less than a month away from the opening of the highly anticipated DC film, Suicide Squad, as Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) assembles some dangerous villains for a literal suicide mission. The film will be featuring Jared Leto’s debut in the DC Extended Universe as he brings the clown prince of crime, The Joker, to life again on the big screen.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Leto talked about the deep preparations that he had to do for this role and how playing the character took over his life.

“You’re kind of walking upon hallowed ground, and it deserves the very best that you can do. It takes over your life and that’s what I needed to do for myself.”

He also talked about the way Joker operates as a character where you won’t quite know what this super-villain is up to next.

“You don’t know what the Joker is going to do next; you never do. It was intoxicating to have no rules.”

“It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?”

David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, starring Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jared Leto, Ben Affleck, Cara Delevingne, Common, Viola Davis, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Scott Eastwood, Jai Courtney, Karen Fukuhara, Jay Hernandez and Shailyn Pierre-Dixon, opens in theaters on August 5.

Source: EW

Andy Behbakht

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