A new interview with Jared has been published on Deadline, in which he talks about playing The Joker on ‘Suicide Squad’, the series ‘Beyond The Horizon’, interviewing Edward Snowden and more.
EXCLUSIVE: “I found it a real honor to be asked to continue the tradition,” Jared Leto says of playing Batman’s decades-long archenemy The Joker in Warner Bros’ upcoming Suicide Squad. An Oscar winner, a musician with his band 30 Seconds To Mars and a documentarian, Leto also has been trying his hand as an interviewer with the hefty likes of Edward Snowden, Jeff Koons and ex-VP Al Gore through his AOL Build series Beyond The Horizon.
Having debuted October 6 last year, the Leto-directed series ran for 10 weeks. With a new 10- to 15-minute show every Tuesday, the self-described “series about the future of humanity” featured one-on-one interviews between Leto and the likes of Gore, Snowden, Deepak Chopra, Walter Isaacson and more on topics of technology, the environment and the security state.
With another season of the stylized series on the horizon and the first season in contention for an Outstanding Short Form Non-Scripted and Reality Series Emmy, Leto recently chatted about his AOL gig and its subject matters. As for the garish elephant in the room, the circumspect actor also discussed tackling the Joker role in the David Ayer-directed DC Comics pic alongside Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis and others — and whether he’ll be at Comic-Con for WB’s Hall H presentation next month ahead of the movie’s August 5 release.