Jared Leto's Gifts to His Suicide Squad Co-Stars: A Live Rat, a Dead Hog and Some Bullets?!

Find out the reason behind the Oscar winner's, um, generosity

By Marc Malkin Jun 25, 2015 10:30 PMTags
Watch: Jared Leto Sends Freaky Gifts to "Suicide Squad" Stars

Jared Leto is quite the gift giver.

His Suicide Squad co-stars received letters and presents after the Oscar winner wasn't around much when they first started prepping the movie.

"He sent [Margot Robbie] a nice love letter with a black box with a rat in it—a live rat," Adam Beach, who plays Slipnot in the Warner Bros. film, told me last night at the premiere of Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser (streaming on Crackle July 16). "It was beautiful. Then he sent bullets to Will [Smith] with a letter."

Talk about method gift-giving.

The cast also received a video and—get ready for it!—a "dead hog."

"Basically, what he said was, 'Guys, I can't be there but I want you to know I'm doing my work as hard as you guys,'" Beach said. "The video he showed is in character. It blew our minds away. Then we realized that day, this is real."


Seeing Leto as the Joker in person for the first time also sounded like a trip.

"He encompasses this beautiful man and he shows it in, 'Hello, how are you?,' but in an instant, he goes to psychotic behavior where you're in fear," Beach said. "But you love him because he has both of those genuine sides."

Directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad will hit theaters Aug. 5, 2016. The cast also includes Cara Delevingne, Jai Courtney, Scott Eastwood, Ben Affleck, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney and Common.

I have more Suicide Squad scoop for you. Come back here later on for more on-set secrets.

And make sure to check out more of the Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser premiere on tonight's E! News at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.