Jared Leto on Why He’s Never Watched ‘Suicide Squad’
Written By: Mathew ‘JJ’ Simoes
Suicide Squad is a film that has many problems. The cast however was not one of them as, for the most part, the Squad themselves seemed to have great chemistry on screen. One casting however that has left fans divided was Jared Leto as The Joker. Some hate his incarnation while others love Leto’s new take on the classic character. While the film was seen by a lot of people (grossing over $740 million), one person who hasn’t seen the film is in fact, Jared Leto.
In an interview with Syfy Wire, Leto revealed that he hasn’t seen Suicide Squad. But he hasn’t watched the film because of critic reviews. Leto went on to explain that he hasn’t watched most of his films in general:
“No, I never did. I just think with watching your own films, it can be too self-conscious of a process. You either like what you did and you’re prone to repeat it, or you didn’t like it, and it can make you self-conscious. I’m not sure how much win there is for me. But I read the scripts, so I know what’s going to happen.”
It’s not uncommon for actors and actresses to not watch themselves on the big screen. Not long ago, Johnny Depp also revealed that he hasn’t watched a single film over his storied career and Leto is following suit.
Leto’s version of the character was seen by many as a radical take on the clown prince of crime. He was unhinged, more romantic, had tattoos and was… we’ll say very weird. Personally, I did not like his performance, but I know my Talkies partner Nick is a huge fan of Leto’s Joker.
Catch Jared Leto in Blade Runner 2049 which premieres in theatres on October 6, 2017.