It’s no joke.
Jared Leto — who portrayed The Joker in last summer’s critically panned “Suicide Squad” — admits he never actually watched the movie once it was finished.
“No, I never did,” Leto told Syfy.com.
“I just think with watching your own films, it can be too self-conscious of a process,” he explained. “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.”
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That said, he has tuned in to his own movies in the past. The eccentric method actor watched the instant classic “Requiem for a Dream,” which came out in 2000, and also plans to view his latest film “Blade Runner 2049,” which has been met with stellar reviews so far.
Leto’s necessarily bizarre performance as The Joker was one of the highlights of “Suicide Squad,” though many were disappointed by the character’s lack of screen time in the movie.
He famously went above-and-beyond to get into the mind of the deranged character off-camera by sending things like a living rat and a bundle of bullets to his co-stars.
Those hoping to see more of Leto’s Joker will get their wish. He and his “Suicide Squad” co-star Margot Robbie — who played Harley Quinn — are set to reprise their roles in an upcoming movie about the villainous lovebirds.
“Suicide Squad” earned just a 25% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, though IMDB reviewers gave it a kinder 6.2 out of 10 rating.