There is literally no way the actual movie could be crazier than the stories we keep getting about what the cast suffered during filming. Every single day, I think there can’t possibly be more. And every single day I am proven wrong. Often, more than once in a single 24-hour period. And now, parts, like, 4000-4005 of an 11,000-part series I’m now calling, “Damn, what happened to you people?”
Today’s entries come from Empire Magazine (via Yahoo) and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
First up: Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag) has revealed that director David Ayer, whom I’m increasingly convinced might actually be evil, made him watch classified military videos that Kinnaman calls “horrific shit”.
Second: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc) apparently spent his long time in the make-up chair listening to tapes of the Japanese cannibal Issei Sagawa.
But today’s winner (loser?) is Jai Courtney, who plays Captain Boomerang. The story in Empire includes him doing shrooms and burning himself while on a call with Ayer. And then this happened later:
I turned up to discuss my look, expecting we’d have a long discussion and slowly he refine it. 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.
What the hell.
And that’s not all! Courtney also appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, where this exchange occurred:
Courtney: “We were interrogated by detectives.”
Colbert: “Like really interrogated?”
Courtney: “Yeah, kinda. It was all part of this process. And there were these sessions that were happening and people were kinda walking out of them like it was some bizarre sort of therapy and everyone was saying, ‘Did you see the police guy?'”
Colbert’s response to this was “Is he [David Ayer] running a cult?” Which is a totally valid question when you know that Ayer had them broken down emotionally, asked them to punch each other and just took control of their looks without asking.
Courtney responded, “I mean, he might be. I don’t know. I’m in, though.”
Someone please help these people.