Jared Leto, Margot Robbie & The Dead Rat Rumour: The Suicide Squad Puzzle Gets Solved

The Rat lived a happy life!

Did Jared Leto Gift Margot Robbie A Dead Rat On The Sets Of Suicide Suicide?

Before you read on, to set the record straight, Jared Leto giving Margot Robbie a dead rat on the sets of Suicide Squad is a mere tittle-tattle that Leto has now shot down.

Jared Leto is someone who has well-established the extent to which he can go in order to perfectly play the role of The Joker in Suicide Squad. The phenomenal actor has got the spunk, the craziness, and the deranged persona of his character down to the T!

However, that also means to make the portrayal of the character inch-perfect. The actor has, over the time, used some antics that basically brings the reel life Joker to the real.

The 49-year-old is known to adopt some of the most unusual methods in order to get into that headspace where he can execute the role like no one else can. One such method included Jared Leto giving Margot Robbie a dead rat on the sets of Suicide Squad! This rumour has now been debunked by Leto.

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In a recent interview with GQ, the actor broke down some of the most iconic characters that he played onscreen.

In the interview, Leto shared his experience of playing The Joker, which is described as a Shakespearian character. He said:

“Stepping into the Joker’s shoes is like, you know… it’s an incredible opportunity. I guess it’s this generation’s version of taking on an infamous Shakespearian character. Lots of people have played the part before, lots of people play it in the future. It’s an opportunity to kind of do something new and to explore challenging territory, and we had a lot of fun with it.” Then he proceeded on by saying: “But it’s also interesting how this stuff all takes on a life of its own.”

It is here that Jared Leto denied gifting Margot Robbie, who played the role of Harley Quinn in the 2016 movie Suicide Squad, a dead rat!

Denying the rumour he said: “I never gave Margot Robbie a dead rat. That just, that’s not true.” Further adding on he said: “I actually did give her a lot of… I found this place in Toronto that had great vegan cinnamon buns, and that was a very common thing.”

This rodent story first came out in 2016 when Margot Robbie said on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that she received a live rat from The Joker on the sets. She said:

“At first I thought this was disgusting. But then after that…I was like, I’m not going to kill him,” Robbie told Jimmy Fallon. “So I ended up keeping him as a pet. I ended up getting him like a sweet little playpen, a slide, a hammock, and a leash because I wanted to take him to set and walk him around… But then our landlord at the place I was staying found out.”

So after the Rat, named as Rat Rat, had to part from Robbie, he moved to stay with director Guillermo del Toro… A happy life indeed!

You can check out the full video here:

Jared Leto’s Other ‘Gifts’ To The Suicide Squad Cast

Jared Leto gifting Margot Robbie a rat is not the only unusual thing that he has done on the sets of Suicide Squad. In a conversation with Vanity Fair, Viola Davis revealed that Leto once sent a dead pig to the sets. She said:

“He did some bad things, Jared Leto did. He gave some really horrific gifts. He had a henchman who would come into the rehearsal room, and the henchman came in with a dead pig and plopped it on the table, and then he walked out. And that was our introduction into Jared Leto.”

Leto’s Joker is something close to art being portrayed on screen and his methods to achieve that level of perfection… well we would call it bizarre, bizarre yet equally brilliant!

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