Suicide Squad is still shooting in Toronto, but we haven't seen much in the way of photos or video since the production left the streets for the studio. While promoting his comedy sequel Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, Suicide Squad star Adam Beach, who plays Slipknot, revealed that director David Ayer wanted his actors to be as tormented as their characters, even bringing a therapist on set to help keep the actors grounded in reality. Here's what the actor had to say below.
"David Ayer is about realism. So if your character is tormented, he wants you to torment yourself. He wants the real thing. We kind of have like a therapist on board if you fall off the wagon and really are villainous. There's a friend of [Ayer's] that's very unique in making sure we have our ground. He's not a psychotherapist, but more of a 'life coach.' Us actors explore very fine thin lines going to the dark side and he wants to make sure we finish a movie and don't disappear somewhere and then don't show up for work."
We reported last week that The Joker himself, Jared Leto, sent off a number of creepy gifts to all of his co-stars, including bullets and a dead hog to Will Smith (Deadshot) and a live rat to Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn). Adam Beach reveals the gifts also included a letter and a video, which showed the actor in character as The Joker.
"Basically, what he said was, 'Guys, I can't be there but I want you to know I'm doing my work as hard as you guys.' The video he showed is in character. It blew our minds away. Then we realized that day, this is real."