Leto got into the mindset of The Joker
Skrillex has revealed how Jared Leto sent him sex toys and “weird shit” when he was working on the soundtrack for Suicide Squad.
Suicide Squad hit cinemas in August and garnered mixed reviews from critics. To prepare for his role as The Joker, Leto got in the mindset by pulling pranks on his co-stars, including sending them used condoms, live rats and bullets.
Skrillex teamed up with rapper Rick Ross on ‘Purple Lamborghini’ for the film’s soundtrack. Speaking to Complex, the producer explained how its video came to be, saying: “[They] wanted to do a music video using me and footage [of Suicide Squad]. I was like, ‘No, I don’t want to do one of those.’ So I called Jared personally, and I really had to persuade him [to join].”
“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. And getting Rick Ross in it—the timing was so last minute. Everything came together at the last minute. The director, the treatment, everything.”
Ahead of the video, Skrillex says that Leto sent him “the biggest dildo” he had ever seen, plus “a bunch of weird shit in a box”. Skrillex said his reaction was “just like, ‘Thank you.’”
Jared Leto has said that his Joker antics “became entertainment for a lot of the crew. I think we all bonded, even though I was in this place.”