Jared Leto Is Big Pimpin’ On The Cover Of Empire — See What He Said About The Problems With Playing The Joker HERE!

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Who’s getting excited?!

The supervillain team-up flick Suicide Squad is less than a year away. That’s when we’ll finally see the fully realized version of Jared Leto as The Joker!

You can see from the cover of Empire (above) that Leto is going to have QUITE a different interpretation of the psychotic villain from both Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson‘s famous turns.

Related: Check Out Jared Getting Psychotic In The First Trailer For Suicide Squad

In an interview with Empire magazine, the 43-year-old actor talked about throwing himself into the character saying:

“There was definitely a period of… detachment. I took a pretty deep dive. But this was a unique opportunity and I couldn’t imagine doing it another way. It was fun, playing those psychological games. But at the same time, it was very painful, like giving birth out of my prick hole.”

He went on to talk about his take on the character stating:

“I always get the sense that the Joker may be much older than people think. It’s something different. If you don’t break rules, you’re not going to strike new ground. I think I’ll be cooling down for the rest of my life.”

It’s pretty well known that Jared threw himself into his part so much so that he pranked several of his cast mates — including Margot Robbie, to whom he reportedly sent a dead rat.

Photos: The Cast Of Suicide Squad Gives Each Other Matching Tattoos!

In a recent interview, Will Smith even said the Thirty Seconds to Mars singer was so committed to his role that he didn’t EVER break character. Smith revealed:

“Not a single word exchanged off-camera. He was all in on the Joker.”

The film is slated to come out August 5 and also stars Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Karen Fukuhara, Joel Kinnaman, and Viola Davis.

What do you think of Leto’s Joker? Will it be the best yet — or will fans hate this new take on the classic Batman villain?!

[Image via Empire Magazine.]

Oct 26, 2015 3:17pm PDT

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