Heath Did an Impeccable, Perfect Performance as the Joker: Jared Leto
Suicide Squad is one of the most highly anticipated movies of this summer. Everyone is excited to see Jared Leto's portrayal of Joker and he has very tough shoes to fill. The character was earlier portrayed by the late actor, Heath Ledger in the 2008 film, The Dark Knight. The actor died of an overdose shortly after the film completed. His performance garnered him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
In an interview with a popular US-based magazine, Leto acknowledged the greatness of Ledger's performance. He said, "Heath did an impeccable, perfect performance as the Joker.”
He added, "It’s one of the best performances ever in cinema. I had met Heath before. I didn’t know him well, but he was a beautiful person."
Jared's on-set antics with his Suicide Squad co-stars included sending strange objects to his castmates like rats. Leto clarified that bit and said, The Joker became entertainment for a lot of the crew," and added, "So I think we all kind of bonded, even though I was in this place."
At the same time, Leto casually threw in a Joker reference that suggested what it might’ve been like to be on the Suicide Squad set and said, “If the Joker did this interview, he’d definitely castrate you and make you eat your own testicles. Just for fun. That’s if he liked you.”
Do you think Jared Leto's portrayal of Joker will be as good or better than Heath's?