We're now all well acquainted with the admittedly bizarre stories coming out of the set of the Suicide Squad. Like Heath Ledger before him, it seems Jared Leto dived head first into the character of The Joker, even going so far to isolate himself from the rest of the cast and crew.
However, far from freaking everyone out (although apparently it did originally), it seems the Suicide Squad gang soon became accustomed to his behavior and even found it amusing. Producer Charles Roven told Collider:
"Look, you know, it was different, it was fun. The group first wasn’t sure because the AD’s had to call him ‘Mr. J’ to get him to come to the set [laughs]. And he did in many ways isolate himself from the rest of the group, but that’s really what his character was, the purpose of his character in many ways, other than when he was with Harley or trying to get Harley. It was very entertaining, it was fuel for a lot of good sport and a lot of laughs, and his isolation bonded the squad, and we wanted the squad bonded."
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Of course, Leto didn't isolate himself completely -- he did communicate via mail. As previously reported, Leto got into character by sending his cast mates personalized parcels, some of which contained some rather unsavory gifts. For example, Margot Robbie was sent a love letter containing a live rat, while Will Smith got a letter with some bullets.
He then went even further to send the entire cast a video which included a "dead hog." In the video, which featured Leto in character as The Joker, he explained he was sorry to not be there with the cast, but that he had been "doing my work as hard as you guys."
Suicide Squad arrives in theaters on August 5, 2016.