It looks as though ‘Suicide Squad’ just got even weirder.
The upcoming ‘Suicide Squad’ movie is building up quite a reputation for being absolutely crazy… especially when it comes to Jared Leto’s on-set antics. We’ve heard stories about the new Joker hauling in pig carcasses and even sending used condoms to his co-stars.
But it seems the worst of it came from director, David Ayer.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the ‘Suicide Squad’ director set up group therapy sessions for his cast of DC antiheroes… then used their deepest secrets against them on set.
All in the name of art.
“We’re really excited about this week’s cover on the Suicide Squad,” said EW senior writer, Nicole Sperling. “It’s a great story about David Ayer and his unconventional methods to get these actors to perform in ways we haven’t seen them before…”
“He’s known for getting into the minds of deranged men, and what he did was he got all his actors beforehand on set for six weeks of fight training and choreography training and of course, these intense group therapy sessions.”
That’s right – the ‘Suicide Squad’ cast were subjected to group therapy.
But it certainly wasn’t for their own benefit, as EW explains…
“These actors would bare their souls and tell David all their secrets… and then he would turn around and use those secrets on set, and get those actors to give spontaneous performances when they had no idea what was coming at them.”
Yikes. I hope their therapists were on hand after all that.
Of course, ‘Suicide Squad’ is now one of the most-anticipated films on DC’s slate… and it’s largely to do with the fact that it’s so outside-the-box. But it looks as though director David Ayer wasn’t really expecting it.
“Two years ago Suicide Squad was a tertiary [DC property],” he said. “No one knew anything about it. It was a cool little playground, and I was going to go make my movie.”
“Now it’s like the hype bus. All of the attention has swung onto it, and it has to carry a lot more weight than it was ever intended to. I think it can sustain it. But it’s a lot of pressure. You definitely feel the pressure.”
Read the rest of the incredible cover story in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.
‘Suicide Squad’ heads to cinemas on 5 August 2016.
Picture Credit: Warner Bros.