Jared Leto’s been going to great lengths to get into character again, as confirmed by the director of Morbius.

It feels like we’ve been here before. During the production of 2016’s Suicide Squad, in which Academy Award winner Jared Leto played The Joker, stories emerged of just how he got himself into character for that role. You might remember the stories: the alleged sending of anal beads and used condoms to fellow cast members, for instance, stories Leto has pretty much denied.

Still, on the set of his latest comic book movie, Morbius, we learn of different stories to be denied further down the line. These come from the film’s director Daniel Espinosa, who has given an interview to Uproxx about it all.

He confirms that Leto would go method for filming, walking around on crutches between takes and then constantly walking with a slow limp. Furthermore, when it was taking too long to get to the toilet during breaks, a wheelchair was on hand and he was pushed to the latrine using one.

”I think that what Jared thinks, what Jared believes, is that somehow the pain of those movements, even when he was playing normal Michael Morbius, he needed, because he’s been having this pain his whole life”, Espinosa explained. “Even though, as he’s alive and strong, it has to be a difference”.

“Hey, man, it’s people’s processes”, he says. Quite how Jared Leto would have got on with Sir Laurence Olivier boggles the mind.

Espinosa is backing of Leto in the interview, and also talks of spoiler-y things too. You can find the full piece here. Morbius is currently in cinemas.

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