Will Smith Says He Never Met His Joker Co-Star Jared Leto While Filming ‘Suicide Squad’

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Will Smith will be playing in a lead role as Deadshot in the upcoming super-villain movie Suicide Squad. The highly anticipated film features an all-star cast and is the third film installment of the DC Expanded Universe.

Smith spoke in a recent interview with Beats 1 Radio to promote his music career and also talked about his work on Suicide Squad. He revealed that Jared Leto, who is portraying the Joker, is a method actor. Method actors are notorious for driving their co-stars mad, as they stay in character during the entire movie production, even when they are not filming. Other famous method actors include Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Nicolas Cage, Johnny Depp, James Franco, and Anne Hathaway.

Smith went on to say the following:

"I've never actually met Jared Leto. So 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."

You can watch the full interview below. Smith's comments on Suicide Squad begins at about the 15:45 mark.

Heath Ledger put in an amazing performance as the last Joker using method acting. Perhaps Leto can pull off a similar spectacular performance as well.

Suicide Squad is scheduled to premiere in theaters on August 5th of 2016.