Jared Leto on Gaining Weight to Play the Joker in ‘Suicide Squad’
“Do you mind if I eat a little?” Leto asked during the interview before diving into his vegan tacos. “I’m trying to gain a lot of weight. It means I have to eat every couple of hours and I’m terrible at eating a lot.”
Hmm. He could probably gain a little more weight if he ate something a little more “meaty” than Vegan tacos.
Back to Suicide Squad. So what attracted Leto to the role in the first place?
“The opportunity to take on this nearly Shakespearean character – that’s what graphic novels and comic books are becoming, right?” Leto says. “[He’s] this beautiful disaster of a character. What a big challenge.”
Directed by David Ayer and co-starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and Joel Kinnaman, Suicide Squad will open on 5 August 2016.