Back to top

Jared Leto Gaining A Lot Of Weight For Joker Role

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Fri, 02/20/2015 - 15:19


Jared Leto talks briefly about the Joker with

Leto will be playing the iconic Batman villain in the DC Suicide Squad movie, which comes out next year.

While Leto is known for dropping weight for his Oscar-award winning role in Dallas Buyer's Club, Leto lets it be known he is gaining weight for the Joker.

"Do you mind if I eat a little?" Leto asked during the interview, with it noted Leto is eating vegan tacos. "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."

Leto continues with talk about the Joker.

"The opportunity to take on this nearly Shakespearean character -- that's what graphic novels and comic books are becoming, right?" Leto said. "[He's] this beautiful disaster of a character -- what a big challenge."

"Suicide Squad" has a, August 5, 2016 release directed by Dvaid Ayer also starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne.