By far the most refreshingly bizarre part of waiting for Suicide Squad has been the seemingly weekly headlines about Jared Leto's gift-giving habits as The Joker. In case you somehow managed to miss what we can safely call The Era of Sadistic Santa, here's a brief roundup of all the rumored gifts Leto gave in the name of The Joker:
Take it from Leto. Generosity goes a long way. The Oscar-winning actor finally opened up about the "why" of these method acting tactics in a recent interview with FOX 5 DC, adding that some reports of his gift-giving prowess have been greatly exaggerated, much to his delight. "The Joker loves to play games," Leto said. "He loves to manipulate. That was part of the reason to do that. When you do give a gift to someone, even in real life, you think about 'What do I get them?' You think about who that person is to you, what would they like, so that immediately started to be really good homework for me."
One delectable Joker treat all those headlines have omitted? Cupcakes, apparently. "I did give some nice gifts as well, but people don't talk about that," Leto said. "Some of the strange ones aren't even true. I'm not going to say what's true or what’s not, but the press love to have fun with it. There were some crazier ones and some nicer ones. I did give cupcakes." According to Leto, another possible "great gift" is human meat. But we strongly advise against that.
Perhaps Jared Leto can pop in for a few Suicide Squad screenings this Friday and give out cupcakes and/or anything but a live snake. Just a thought.