Jared Leto Sent Seriously Gross Stuff to 'Suicide Squad' Co-Stars, Sounds Terrible

Gifting used condoms and anal beads is apparently his idea of character development.

Jared Leto Sent Seriously Gross Stuff to 'Suicide Squad' Co-Stars, Sounds Terrible
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Well this is just gross. We already knew Jared Leto sent Margot Robbie a live rat and the rest of the cast of Suicide Squad a dead pig to get in character as the Joker, but now he says he also sent them "used condoms" and "anal beads." And he doesn't appear to be joking about it, either.

Leto revealed the details at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Wednesday while speaking with E!, explaining it thusly: "I did a lot of things to create a dynamic to create an element of surprise, a spontaneity and to really break down any kind of walls that may be there." He added, "The Joker is somebody who doesn't really respect things like personal space or boundaries." 

The key part of that quote is that THE JOKER doesn't respect "personal space or boundaries," but shouldn't an actor still have to? I mean, people who play criminals don't go on crime sprees. At what point do Leto's little games start crossing a boundary into real-life sexual harassment? Did Leto's (ugh!) used condoms REALLY make Suicide Squad a better movie? Sounds like someone needs to pull him aside and tell him to take it down about 10 notches. Imagine having to deal with Leto's juvenile idea of character development on set for the duration of filming and not being able to really say anything about it because he's got (arguably) the highest profile in the cast. And when no one keeps him in check it just emboldens this kind of gross behavior.

At least that rat he sent Margot Robbie seems to have gotten a pretty sweet deal out of the whole thing. Venustiano is now living the sweet life with Guillermo del Toro, who basically seems like the kind of person who would really get into having a pet rat.

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