Jared Leto, the man who played Joker in Suicide Squad, talks about what it was like playing the character and what it was like.
Here is what Leto said to Variety:
There are a few very few characters that you play that have absolutely no rules, you know, that you could just go to town. Sparma reminds me a little bit of that character as well in that he’s just a little outside the box. He’s someone who says everything that he thinks, basically. And he always is surprising. He’s very playful. And I found him actually quite funny as well.
I was thinking of it as my job to show up and do the best work that I can. It’s my job to show up, do whatever I can, to be over prepared. And to deliver. It’s also my job to show up and, you know, be a pleasure to work with. And, and, and, and to be collaborative, and to have a good experience on set.”
I’ll be honest, with the right script, Leto’s Joker could’ve been one the best Jokers ever. Leto is not a bad actor, and reading his comment tells does show that he’s always going to give it his all. The next time, and probably the last time, we’ll see Leto’s Joker is in Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max. Let’s see if Leto’s Joker ends with a bang than what we got in Suicide Squad.