The Director Of ‘Suicide Squad’ Had His Cast PUNCH EACH OTHER While Filming

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The director of “Suicide Squad” — David Ayer — literally had his cast punch each other in the face while filming in order to make the movie more authentic.

“The rehearsal was very intense,” Ayer told Yahoo! Movies. “It wasn’t a normal rehearsal, we’d talk about their lives, their history, and really got them to open up as people to each other.”

“I also had them fight — i had them fight each other. You learn a lot about who a person really is when you punch them in the face. It gets rid of a lot of the actor stuff.”

Yes, that’s right.

Ayer had his A-List Hollywood stars, including Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Joel Kinnaman, come to blows all in the name of a comic book movie. For those that don’t know, that is not a standard practice in Tinsel Town, but it may have helped to inspire Jared Leto’s method acting approach to the Joker.

“When we first met him, he said – ‘Look girls, I’m going to be pretty intense, I’m going to be the Joker when I come for fittings,’” Rene Fontana, the costume designer, said.

“Sometimes he tried to terrify us, but we’re strong women. He was growling at us, and we’d play back.”