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Suicide Squad: Jared Leto says Joker role nothing less than an honour

Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto is known for committing to his performances. And when he says to play Joker in the eagerly anticipated Suicide Squad was nothing less than an honour for him, we believe him.

hollywood Updated: Jul 12, 2016 14:52 IST
The 44-year-old actor is set to take on the iconic role for the first time this summer as he follows in the footsteps of Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger.
The 44-year-old actor is set to take on the iconic role for the first time this summer as he follows in the footsteps of Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger.(YouTube)

Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto is known for committing to his performances. And when he says to play Joker in the eagerly anticipated Suicide Squad was nothing less than an honour for him, we believe him.

Read: Jared Leto met psychopaths to understand Joker better

The 44-year-old actor is set to take on the iconic role for the first time this summer as he follows in the footsteps of Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger, reported Entertainment Weekly.

Read: Jared Leto on ‘painful’ Joker transition

“You’re kind of walking upon hallowed ground, and it deserves the very best that you can do. It takes over your life and that’s what I needed to do for myself.”

“You don’t know what the Joker is going to do next; you never do. It was intoxicating to have no rules.”

Suicide Squad will see Leto team up with filmmaker David Ayer for the first time as he returns to the director’s chair for his first film since the success of Fury.

The film also stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, and Joel Kinnaman.