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Jared Leto sent anal beads and used condoms to his Suicide Squad co-stars

No really. To Will Smith and everything.

Christopher Hooton
Wednesday 13 April 2016 15:09 BST
Jared Leto as the Joker in Suicide Squad
Jared Leto as the Joker in Suicide Squad

Red carpet interviews are usually a complete waste of time. For the approximate 18 seconds a plucky showbiz reporter can ensnare an actor they usually get palmed of with pre-rehearsed platitudes about the upcoming ceremony or whatever they’re promoting.

But not this one with Jared Leto, who casually dropped into conversation with E! the fact that he sent used condoms and anal beads (among many other weird items) to the rest of the Suicide Squad cast.

Here’s the full exchange (because it’s not the sort of thing you want to be misquoted on):

E!: 'How about the gifts you gave everyone. Rats, bullets, a hog, where did that come from?'

Jared Leto: 'Don’t forget the anal beads.'

E: 'Who did you send anal beads to?'

JL: '…the used condoms'

E: 'You did not.'

JL: 'Uh, yeah *nervous laughter*. It was...'

E: 'Step back, you can’t just say "used condoms" and we’re just gonna like…'

JL: 'I know, it’s a family show, but we can educate people here. At least they were used!'

E: 'Who did you send used condoms to?!'

JL: "Oh everybody, maybe they didn’t want to tell you. I mean I did a lot of things to create a dynamic, to create an element of surprise and spontaneity and break down any kind of walls that may be there - the Joker is somebody who doesn’t really respect things like personal space or boundaries.'

Fellow cast members Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje later corroborated his story at the event.

Here are their faces upon being reminded of the 'gifts':

In his quest to go fully method, Leto apparently also sent a dead pig to the entire cast, presumably with the words ‘AM I AS GOOD AS HEATH LEDGER YET?!’ scrawled on its skin.

Suicide Squad is out 4 August.

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