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The Cast Of 'Suicide Squad' Has An On-Set 'Therapist'

06/30/2015 08:48 am ET | Updated Jun 30, 2015
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Just in case you still thought David Ayer's "Suicide Squad" would be a light and cheerful superhero movie, think again.

The film, which follows a team of supervillains, is supposedly so dark and features such heavy performances from its cast that director David Ayer has brought a "therapist" on set. Adam Beach, who plays Slipknot in the film, told E! News, "We kind of have like a therapist on board if you fall off the wagon and really are villainous." This therapist is a friend of Ayer's and is on set to help the actors make sure they "have [their] ground."

The reason behind the on-set "therapist" is Ayer's desire to make the "Suicide Squad" as real as possible, according to Beach. "David Ayer is about realism," Beach told E! News. "So if your character is tormented, he wants you to torment yourself. He wants the real thing."

The real thing for some actors, like Jared Leto who plays The Joker, means sending castmates dark and disturbing gifts. According to Beach, Leto sent co-stars Margot Robbie, Will Smith and the rest of the cast a live rat, a dead hog and some bullets.

Still not convinced? Just watch Leto's Joker hit Robbie's Harley Quinn across the face in leaked footage from the set.

For more, head to E! News.

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