Jared Leto Never Watched Suicide Squad, Either

Posted 2017/10/02 0 0

The actor hasn’t even bothered to see what his intensity spawned.


Jared Leto has become the poster boy for immersive method acting, an all-in devotion to character that often results in eye-popping on-screen transformations and headline-grabbing on-set provocations. Last year, he gained massive attention for his actions as the Joker on the Suicide Squad set. Recently, he even blinded himself with contact lenses to prepare for his role in Blade Runner 2049. Despite putting so much into his performances, the actor prefers not to watch them.

Speaking with Syfy, Jared revealed he hasn’t seen the final film as he doesn’t watch his own work. That includes his Oscar-winning performance in “Dallas Buyers Club”:

“As soon as you watch it, that’s when it becomes subjective… No, I never did [watch ‘Dallas Buyers Club’]. I just think with watching your own films, it can be too self-conscious of a process. You either like what you did and you’re prone to repeat it, or you didn’t like it, and it can make you self-conscious. I’m not sure how much win there is for me. But I read the scripts, so I know what’s going to happen… As soon as you watch it, that’s when it becomes subjective.”

Leto goes on to confirm he hasn’t watched “Blade Runner 2049” either yet, though he might “at some point.” One exception he did make was “Requiem for a Dream” which he has seen.

As for his role in Suicide Squad, early trailers for the film suggested the Joker would be one of the main Big Bads the band of super villains formed by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) would have to face. When the film finally hit the big screen, however, it was clear this wasn’t the case. In fact, Joker turned out to be more of a supporting character throughout the movie, introducing himself but never fully wading into the action. Directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Jay Hernandez, and Karen Fukuhara. Here’s the official synopsis:

It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?