Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Will Smith Has Never Met Jared Leto

Ever since it was announced that Jared Leto would be playing The Joker in DC's forthcoming supervillain team-up Suicide Squad, there has been much speculation about what the actor would bring to this iconic role. Now co-star Will Smith has spoken about the unusual experience of working with him.

And in another great "Actors Saying Ridiculous Bullshit That Regular People Think Is Stupid" moment, we have something special here.

Even more special than those sweet grillz.

In an interview with the Beats One radio show (via Complex), Smith reveals that Leto remained entirely in character throughout the film's production, refusing to speak to his fellow cast members except as the Joker.

"I've never actually met Jared Leto," said Smith. "We worked together for six months and we've never exchanged a word outside of 'Action!' and 'Cut!' I literally have not met him yet. So, the first time I see him will be 'Hey, Jared. What's up?' He was all in on the Joker."
By now you should have rolled your eyes so hard they almost shot out of your head.  Just in case you may have missed that moment, here is your second chance.

Go ahead.  Reread that quote.

Here's the thing with this one.  Either way if this is true, somebody here is an asshole.  Either Jared Leto really did laugh like an idiot, and wear fake metal grillz for six months while he was at the craft services table. OR, Will Smith is embellishing this whole filming experience and thus is the asshole for said embellishment.

You guys are famous actors.  You get paid millions of dollars to pretend to be other people, for a little while.  Your job is already ridiculous.  You don't need to say these types of things, let alone actually act like this outside of a movie scene.

Smith plays Deadshot in the movie, which is directed by Fury's David Ayer. It tells the story of a group of death row supervillains, who are employed covertly by the US government to perform dangerous missions, in return for reduced prison sentences. Margot Robbie also features as Harley Quinn, with Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, and Jai Courtney playing Boomerang.

No word on if any of these cast members have ever met Will Smith either.

Also this week, comic book writer Grant Morrison revealed to Gamesradar that Leto had approached him for advice on playing the Joker. "He called me to talk about his approach to the character and I steered him in a few directions," said Morrisson. "I'm keen to see if anything other than slicked back hair and the Marilyn Manson vibe made it into his performance."

We get it Leto, you are trying hard.  Very hard to play a dude that is "The Clown Prince of Crime" and shoots people with an acid filled fake flower gag.  It's not exactly rocket science.

Suicide Squad is due for release on August 5, 2016.

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