Jared Leto is going the distance for his upcoming portrayal of The Joker in DC Comic‘s film adaptation of Suicide Squad, due out this summer.
The actor, famous for roles in Dallas Buyers’ Club, Requiem for a Dream, and Fight Club, discusses his research with with Entertainment Weekly:
“I did meet with people that were experts, doctors, psychiatrists that dealt with psychopaths and people who had committed horrendous crimes, and then I spent some time with those people themselves, people who have been institutionalised for great periods of time.”—Jared Leto
The Independent‘s Jess Denham provides some insight into Leto’s acting preparation for the role. Click on to also see a chilling gallery of images from Suicide Squad’s other actors, including Margot Robie and Will Smith.