Like “a North Korean prison camp”.
Source: Did Suicide
Warner Bros DC Comics adaptation Suicide Squad arrives this week, and it’s not looking good for director David Ayer’s villainous team.
We didn’t totally enjoy watching the film, but we get the feeling that shooting the movie was a far more gruelling experience. Much worse than anything we had to go through…
1. The set was compared to a “North Korean prison camp”… by its own director
Ayer is known for toying with the emotions of his actors to up the tension on set, reportedly spreading lies about Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington to have them at each other’s throats in Sabotage, and encouraging Shia LaBeouf to cut his face and have a tooth pulled out forFury (though we can’t BEGIN to guess how much convincing that took).
Having compared the atmosphere on set to “a North Korean prison camp” for Empire, it sounds like the director and former Navy man remained very much true to form on Suicide Squad.
2. The cast were interrogated by an actual sheriff
The actors were interviewed at length by his sheriff friend Jaime FitzSimons – and then Ayer used the personal information he learned to get a rise out of his cast.
“I made sure everyone was emotionally and physically exhausted going in, because that’s when you find the truth,” he said. “You break people down and then you lay on the programme. It’s Military 101.”