Will Smith Says He Never Met Jared Leto on the Suicide Squad Set, Only The Joker

Will Smith talks working with Jared Leto on set of Suicide Squad

We’ve all heard the stories about Jared Leto’s behavior on the set of Suicide Squad, which included sending a live rat and a dead hog to his co-stars as gifts, but the actor’s descent into playing the clown prince of crime went even further. Speaking with Beats 1 (via Complex), Will Smith revealed that he never met the real Jared Leto, just The Joker.

“[Suicide Squad] is insane. 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!’ I literally have not met him yet. So, the first time I see him will be ‘Hey, Jared. What’s up?’ He was all in on the Joker.”

Suicide Squad also stars Joel Kinnaman (RoboCopEasy Money) as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney (DivergentThe Water Diviner) as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne (Anna Karenina, upcoming Pan) as Enchantress, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as El DIablo, Adam Beach as Slipknot, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. There’s also mystery roles for Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Raymond Olubowale, Alex Meraz, Jim Parrack, and Common.

Created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru back in 1959, the Suicide Squad team has included countless DC villains among its ranks, including Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Bane, Killer Frost, Poison Ivy, Count Vertigo, Deathstroke, and Harley Quinn. The CW’s “Arrow” introduced their own version of the team in the most recent season of the series and the recent animated film, Batman: Assault on Arkham, offered another version of the team. 

Suicide Squad is scheduled for release on August 5, 2016.