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Despite Suicide Squad's unfortunate PG-13 rating, which much of the world is still mourning, Jared Leto still managed to method act his way into a fair share of headlines thanks to that presumably adorable rat he gifted to Margot Robbie. However, according to a new Vanity Fair interview with Viola Davis, Leto's psychologically taxing performance as the Joker also included far more gruesome gifts like henchmen-delivered dead pigs:
"[Leto] did some bad things," Davis reveals. "He gave some really horrific gifts. He had a henchman who would come into the rehearsal room. And the henchman came in with a dead pig and plopped it on the table, then he walked out." According to Davis, that was most of the cast’s actual introduction to Leto. "Talk about commitment."
Leto's commitment to the Joker, much like his commitment to amazing tweets, is indeed well-documented. In an interview with Zane Lowe last year, fellow Suicide Squad star Will Smith revealed he still hasn't met the actual, non-Joker version of Jared Leto. "We worked together for 6 months and we've never exchanged a word outside of 'Action!' and 'Cut!'" Smith said. "I literally have not met him yet. So, the first time I see him will be 'Hey, Jared. What's up?'"
As for "what's up," Leto closed out 2015 with a nice meme suggesting that both Jack Nicholson and the late Heath Ledger would most certainly approve of his own take on the iconic DC character:
Suicide Squad finally lands on Aug. 5.