It’s been reported that Jared Leto got extremely into character during filming for the Suicide Squad, and Complex spoke with Skrillex more about what it was like working with the Joker himself on the music video for “Purple Lamborghini.”
“I called Jared personally, and I really had to persuade him [to join],” Skrillex tells Complex. “He’s a really good friend of mine, but for him, giving me that Joker character is not an easy thing. He really went out of his way to be a part of that video.” Check out the video below.
Even more, Complex reports that Skrillex received the character-inspired gifts just as the rest of the cast did, including “the biggest dildo” he had ever seen “and a bunch of weird shit in a box.”
Leto’s commitment to his role as the Joker lasted throughout the filming process. E! reported that Leto gave Harley Quinn actress Margot Robbie a live rat, and in an interview with Vanity Fair, Viola Davis said the cast was first introduced to Leto with a dead pig.
“He gave some really horrific gifts,” Davis says. “He had a henchman that would come into the rehearsal room, and the henchman came in with a dead pig and plopped it on the table. That was our introduction into Jared Leto.”
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