Jared Leto Gaining Weight to Play the Joker in ‘Suicide Squad’
Jared Leto will be playing the role of Joker in the upcoming movie ‘Suicide Squad‘! This directly implies that the talented Oscar winner will have to step into some “big shoes” left by Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger. Leto, who is also the frontman of rock band ‘30 Seconds To Mars‘, spoke to Billboard about his preparations for the role: ‘Do you mind if I eat a little? I’m trying to gain a lot of weight. It means I have to eat every couple of hours – and I’m terrible at eating a lot,‘ said Leto while eating vegan tacos.
It is worth to mention that the 43-year-old actor and musician, had gained weight for a movie role in the past, for the drama film ‘Chapter 27‘ but had also lost significant weight for his roles in ‘Requiem For A Dream‘ and ‘Dallas Buyers Club‘, with the latter earning him both the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Supporting Actor.
Last December, Warner Bros Entertainment announced that Jared would take on the Batman bad guy role in the film also starring Will Smith as Deadshot, another DC Comics villain. The handsome star explained that the reason he chose to take part in this project is no other than to enjoy the complexity of graphic novels involved: ‘The opportunity to take on this nearly Shakespearean character – that’s what graphic novels and comic books are becoming, right? This beautiful disaster of a character – what a big challenge.’