Jared Leto as the Joker
Jared Leto as The JokerWarner Bros Pictures

We have heard a lot about Suicide Squad actor, Jared Leto's, insane pranks on fellow cast members and his method-approach to playing the iconic Batman villain -- The Joker. In a recent interview, Leto has revealed how he enjoyed the psychological games he played on the sets of the upcoming supervillain team up flick.

Speaking for the first time about his character, the American actor told Empire magazine, that he will now "be cooling down" for the rest of his life. "There was definitely a period of...detachment," Leto explained. "I took a pretty deep dive. But this was a unique opportunity and I couldn't imagine doing it another way. It was fun, playing those psychological games. But at the same time it was very painful, like giving birth out of my pr--k hole." (via ComicBookMovie)

Giving an interesting take on the popular villain, the Oscar-winning actor explained how it was important for him to "strike new ground" in his portrayal of the character, which the late Heath Ledger brilliantly brought to life in The Dark Knight Trilogy.

"It's something different. If you don't break rules, you're not going to strike new ground," said the actor and added, "I think I'll be cooling down for the rest of my life."

Meanwhile, director David Ayer had this to say about how Leto's take on the villain will differ to what's come before on the big screen: "The Joker is the third rail of comic book movies. There's a power to that character, and by some freaking miracle, through the incredible things Jared has done and the photography and all the other millions of things that went into it, we've cooked up something transcendent. He's scary."