I was worried I’d get beat up on set: Margot Robbie on Jared Leto’s Joker

  • ANI, London
  • Updated: Jul 14, 2016 17:17 IST
Jared Leto as the Joker and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. (Clay Enos)

Margot Robbie once felt method actor Jared Leto, who portrays the Joker, might ‘beat her up’ on Suicide Squad’s sets.

According to the 26-year-old actor, who plays the Joker?’ss accomplice and on-off lover Harley Quinn in David Ayer’s super-villain movie, she was worried about the ‘abusive relationship’ between their characters, reports the Independent.

“When I first heard that he was method and that we couldn’t refer to him as Jared and things like that, I started to panic a bit because I’m in an abusive relationship with this guy who thinks he is the character,” Robbie said.

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“I was worried I’d get beat up on set,” she added.

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Reportedly, much has been said about the 44-year-old Leto’s method acting - from sending live rats, dead pigs and used condoms to his co-stars to insisting that no-one call him Jared between takes.

However, The Wolf of Wall Street star also stated that Leto was ‘really lovely’ and far from being abusive to her.

According to Robbie, she was relieved to find the Oscar winning actor ‘respectful, professional and incredible to watch’.

“He’s very conscientious on set. He’s not completely lost in the character that he’s violent or anything. Between every take he asks if I’m okay,” she added.

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