Jared Leto Talks Joker


During a recent interview with Shortlist, Jared Leto discussed his role as The Joker in Suicide Squad:

On the Joker’s proclivity for chaos: “I understand what you’re saying. The Joker doesn’t have any rules. He says and does whatever he wants. I had a lot of fun having that freedom to say and do anything and everything. I think that’s compelling, because a lot of us are so restrained in life.”

On researching Mexican narco gangs: “There was some consideration to the times we’re living in. Cartel leaders are the closest thing we have, on this side of the pond at least, to complete anarchy and chaos. They’re people who have – or feel like they have – ultimate power. If you look at El Chapo, he probably has as many fans as he does enemies. It’s a similar kind of thing with The Joker.”

On if he’s a method actor: “I don’t use the term ‘method’. I think it’s kind of a polluted word. What I do is just try to focus and commit as much as possible so that I can do the story, the film, the character and everybody else justice. That’s it.”