“Suicide Squad” director David Ayer is so concerned about his cast — Jared Leto, Will Smith and Margot Robbie — that he hired an on-set therapist.
Adam Beach, who plays Slipknot in the film, recently said that Ayer is worried the actors will lose themselves in their dark roles.
“David Ayer is about realism,” Beach said. “So if your character is tormented, he wants you to torment yourself. He wants the real thing.”
“We kind of have like a therapist on board if you fall off the wagon and really are villainous. There’s a friend of [Ayer’s] that’s very unique in making sure we have our ground.”
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“Us actors explore very fine thin lines going to the dark side and he wants to make sure we finish a movie and don’t disappear somewhere and then don’t show up for work.”
To put this in perspective, Leto — who plays the Joker in the film — sent Margot Robbie a live rat, Will Smith some bullets, and a dead hog to the entire “Suicide Squad” cast as he prepped for his role. (PHOTOS: Will Smith Shaved His Head For ‘Suicide Squad’)