Jared Leto took back his statement that he previously gave weird gifts to his “Suicide Squad” co-stars while preparing to take on his role as The Joker.
The actor pulled a U-turn on his comments that were made during the movie’s red carpet premiere back in 2016, adding that they were a joke.
Read on to find out what the “Panic Room” star said initially and his new statement about the infamous gag gifts.
Jared Leto Calls “Suicide Squad” Gag Gifts A Joke
“99.9 percent of what people read is bulls—” the Oscar winner said, adding that “there were no used condoms” or other offensive items gifted to his cast members.
The actor previously said he gifted everybody onset of the film anal beads and used condoms as an icebreaker and element of surprise. Leto then clarified, saying:
“Any of the very few gifts that were ever given were given with a spirit of fun and adventure and received with laughter, fun, and adventure.”
The star told the outlet that it was all filmed, and he and his co-stars were merely having a goof.
“Suicide Squad” Co-Stars Talk Salacious Gifts From The Joker
Leto said he only gifted Margot Robbie cupcakes and thought he “gave her a mouse” while he gave others party joke gifts.
When questioned about his risky gifts at the previous red carpet premiere, Will Smith said, “He went full Joker. And the rule, generally, is to never go full Joker.”
Supporting actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje added that he got “sticky Playboy magazines” among other gifts, joking that Leto should have invited his character, Killer Croc, “to that kind of party.”
Leto told EW that while acting as The Joker, it is okay to play some jokes, adding that internet users should not draw lines he never crossed.
Leto said he is an artist, and if people do not like a risky thing he does, they can “kiss my a**.”
The “Dallas Buyers Club” Actor Unlikely To Receive Oscar Replacement
Since Leto loves to give gifts, is it possible he gifted his award and forgot about it?
Every actor’s dream is to win an Academy Award and stare at the glimmering item on their shelf. Unfortunately for Leto, he cannot do this even after winning the prized possession.
The Blast reported that the actor has not seen the Oscar he won for best-supporting actor for the 2013 movie, “Dallas Buyers Club.”
While on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” on January 26, Leto explained someone might have taken the award while he was moving to his Los Angeles house.
The 49-year-old has searched everywhere for it, but it has yet turned up. Despite this, his chances of a replacement are slim to none.
Howard University was denied their request for a new Oscar after the one donated by Hattie McDaniel for her supporting actress role in the 1940’s “Gone With The Wind” was stolen.
Variety published the Academy’s statement in 2006 that read, “We have never replaced a statuette that has fallen out of the care of an inheriting individual or institution.”
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