Now that production is complete and the actors have moved on to other things while Ayer finishes the film in post-production, the cast of Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad are speaking up more often about the making of the film and their roles within it. The latest at bat is superstar Will Smith, who plays Floyd Lawton (aka Deadshot) in the DC Comics adaptation. When speaking on the radio program Beats 1, Smith specifically states that he’s never met co-star Jared Leto…only The Joker!
“I’ve never actually met Jared Leto. We worked together for 6 months and we’ve never exchanged a word outside of ‘Action!’ and ‘Cut!’ We’ve never said ‘Hello,’ we’ve never said ‘Good day.’ I’ve only ever spoken to him as Deadshot and him as the Joker. I literally have not met him yet. So, the first time I see him will be ‘Hey, Jared. What’s up?’ Not a single word exchanged off camera. He was all in on the Joker… I’m looking forward to meeting him.”
We’d heard reports that both actors went a bit method on the film, always staying in character on set and staying away from each other offset. This confirms it and while it’s not anything particularly out of the ordinary, it is a bit weird and fun that it’s happening on the set of a supervillain-filled comic book adaptation. Given Joker’s “habits”, it might have even made it a little scary for the crew. Still, it’s a fun bit of information to get on the film as we approach its release. Be sure to check out the full interview below, as Smith also talks about his return to music, his family life, and finally having a huge failure a few years back in the form of After Earth. It’s a very energetic and candid interview and well worth watching.