Through many different reports and interviews, actor Jared Leto has discussed taking on the role as Batman’s most iconic villain, The Joker. Leto’s approach has been subject to some notoriety both positive and negative. Being a method actor, Leto reportedly gave many different types of gifts to his fellow co-stars and stayed in-character throughout the production. Following into the footsteps of the likes of Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger is no easy task.
In promotion for Suicide Squad, the Academy Award-winning actor appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. During the show, Leto described the resonance that he felt after portraying arguably the most iconic comic book villain of all-time.
I tell you what, it was the most fun that I’ve ever had, uh, playing a part. I fell in love with The Joker, and I really think underneath it all he’s kind of a sweetheart.
Having not seen Suicide Squad yet, I am oddly intrigued to see what Leto means when he describes how his iteration of the Joker is “Kind of a sweetheart.” If you want to check out the interview from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, you can check it out on the video down below.
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?
Suicide Squad is the next film in the DC Extended Universe following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Written and directed by David Ayer and the film stars Viola Davis, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz , Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach, and Karen Fukuhara in her feature film debut.