Jai Courtney took magic mushrooms and burned himself to prepare for ‘Suicide Squad’

Jared Leto wasn’t the only Suicide Squad cast member who did crazy things to prepare for his role!

In the September issue of Empire magazine, Jai Courtney revealed that he took magic mushrooms and put out lit cigarettes on his own arm during a Skype chat with director David Ayer.

“That night I happened to eat some mushrooms,” the Boomerang actor explained, “and I did self-inflict some burns.”

Courtney also got a personal haircut from Ayer.

“I turned up to discuss my look, expecting we’d have a long discussion and slowly he refine it,” says Courtney, “David [Ayer] just walked right in, picked up some clippers and started shearing chunks of hair off my head, Eventually he said, ‘You look like bad news.’ Then he left.”

Joel Kinnaman also went through some intense preparation. He told Empire that David Ayer made him watch classified military videos that showed some “horrific sh*t”.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who plays Killer Croc, listened to tapes of Japanese cannibal Issei Sagawa while having his prosthetic make up applied.

SOURCE: Empire (via Yahoo)