‘Suicide Squad’: Jared Leto Talks His ‘Hamlet’-Esque Approach to Reinventing The Joker

     March 31, 2016

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While much has been said about Suicide Squad thus far, from its stellar ensemble to Jared Leto’s method acting to the odd gift-giving on set, one person who hasn’t really weighed in just yet is Leto himself. The Oscar-winner went deep to bring a new iteration of The Joker to the big screen, and his commitment to the role meant he didn’t really interact with the other actors in the ensemble out of character—although this isn’t a special case; he’s a method actor, so he took the same approach to Dallas Buyers Club.

But with the press tour ahead of him, Leto has finally spoken up a bit about taking on such an iconic character, telling EW that the gravity of the role was not lost on him:

“The work that’s been done on this character by so many people before me has been so impactful, so incredible, so much fun, so profound, so risky, that it’s a very special thing to be asked to take on that responsibility.”

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Image via Warner Bros.

 

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