David Ayer talks Joker’s tattoos and teeth, had ‘Suicide Squad’ cast fight each other to prep

David Ayer is about as tough as they come as far as directors are concerned. The former U.S. Navy submarine sailor had his cast fight each other before filming his war movie Fury, and in a set visit interview with Yahoo, he revealed that he did the same thing for Suicide Squad.

“The rehearsal was very intense,” Ayer said. “It wasn’t a normal rehearsal, we’d talk about their lives, their history, and really got them to open up as people to each other. I also had them fight. I had them fight each other. You learn a lot about who a person really is when you punch them in the face. It gets rid of a lot of the actor stuff.”

Ayer also commented on the controversial tattoos and grill that Jared Leto’s Joker sports in Suicide Squad. There’s a story and meaning behind them all!

“The tattoos tell a very specific story,” Ayer explained. “And eventually people will decipher them and understand what’s going on, but obviously they’re contentious, any time you do something new it’s contentious. There’s very specific stories and easter eggs in those tattoos. And even his teeth, there’s an entire story behind that which is absolutely canon. It’s putting his history on his body. This Joker is a little more working class, who I believe could live in our world.”

Speaking of tattoos, Ayer also commented on the tattoos that Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn has. Turns out, Harley did them herself!

“She did these herself in prison. They’re stick and poke tattoos, prison-style tattoos, that you do when you don’t have a tattoo gun. She did them herself out of boredom and desperation… There’s I Heart Puddin’, a Joker face, a love heart… that’s obviously reflective of her time in prison.”

There’s lots more cool stories and info to unpack in Yahoo’s big set visit interview. Hit the source link below to check it out!