Things are getting intense on the set of director David Ayer’s supervillain opus Suicide Squad, with his cast committing so much to their roles, that he has hired an on-set psychologist to monitor them.
Even though Dr. Hugo Strange is set to make an appearance in the film with a performance from Ike Barinholtz, he’s not the therapist that Ayer has in mind for his cast. Adam Beach, who portrays Slipknot, recently spoke to EOnline explaining “we kind of have like a therapist on board if you fall off the wagon and really are villainous. There’s a friend of [Ayer’s] that’s very unique in making sure we have our ground.”
“Us actors explore very fine thin lines going to the dark side and he wants to make sure we finish a movie and don’t disappear somewhere and then don’t show up for work.”
Suicide Squad is certainly turning heads with the non-traditional approach that Ayer is employing during filming, as well as stories of Jared Leto’s method and absolutely terrifying performance as The Joker. It’s recently been reported that the Oscar winner sent morbid welcome gifts to his fellow cast members on the first day of shooting.
Suicide Squad is shaping up to be a real game changer, and might possibly have a presence at this year’s San Diego Comic Con alongside Zach Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, which is set to play a big part at the Warner Bros panel.