Here's How Jared Leto's Joker Antics On The 'Suicide Squad' Set Actually Helped The Cast And Crew Bond
Nov 16, 2015 11:20 AM EST | By Nobelle Borines
The antics Jared Leto played while working on 'Suicide Squad' is pretty well documented, as there were reports of the Academy Award winner staying in character throughout the filming and giving his co-stars some rather bizarre presents. However, producer Charles Roven recently told Collider that the star's strange behavior was not unpleasant.
"Look, you know, it was different, it was fun," Charles Roven said of Jared Leto's extreme method acting. "The group first wasn't sure because the AD's had to call him 'Mr. J' to get him to come to the set," he added with a laugh.
The 'Suicide Squad' producer shared a few details about Jared Leto's unusual method, which he claims helped the cast and crew work better together.
"He did in many ways isolate himself from the rest of the group, but that's really what his character was, the purpose of his character in many ways, other than when he was with Harley or trying to get Harley," Roven said. "It was very entertaining, it was fuel for a lot of good sport and a lot of laughs, and his isolation bonded the squad, and we wanted the squad bonded."
The working atmosphere was surprisingly light-hearted despite the dark premise of 'Suicide Squad.'
"I have to say, it was one of the most fun sets ever," Roven admitted. "I've been doing this for a while, and the camaraderie that was built on that set-everybody couldn't wait for the next day to come back to work."
Although Jared Leto's The Joker seems to be the one character every fan wants to see in the movie, this doesn't necessarily mean that the other characters are not as interesting.
"There's a lot of characters in 'Suicide Squad,' and I think you'll be engaged with them," Roven said. "They all have fabulously different arcs, they're all very individualistic, and I think that also they're very, very human in their own dysfunctional ways. And I think that the personal individuals stories and how they relate to each other will be surprising."
'Suicide Squad' hits theaters on August 5, 2016.