Suicide Squad: Viola Davis talks Jared Leto's gross Joker gifts
Viola Davis has a hit TV show, two Oscar nominations, and zero time for Jared Leto’s Suicide Squad antics.
Speaking to E! on the red carpet at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, the How to Get Away With Murder headliner addressed the on-set behavior of her Suicide Squad costar, who, in character as the Joker, sent anal beads, used condoms, a dead pig, and pornographic magazines to the film’s cast, including Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.
Leto previously said he aimed to foster a menacing dynamic during production of the DC Comics adaptation, hoping to communicate his character’s failure to “respect boundaries” as he sent the gifts. Davis, who plays Amanda Waller in the upcoming David Ayer film, however, wasn’t having it.
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“He gave very interesting gifts,” Davis said. “I did not receive any personally, or else I would have got my husband — who was called ‘Headache Ball’ back in the day when he played football — and I would have said, ‘Take care of the Joker.'”
Davis formerly spoke about Leto’s Suicide Squad shenanigans during a February interview with Vanity Fair. “He did some bad things, Jared Leto,” she said, describing an incident where he sent Robbie a live rat in a box. “I’m terrified as a person, thinking, ‘Is he crazy?’ But the second part was, ‘Oh, s—, I got to have my stuff together.’ Talk about committment!”
Suicide Squad hits theaters Aug. 5. Watch Davis talk about the crazy gifts she did not receive from Leto in the video below.