New Suicide Squad Profile Images and Will Smith… by filmjunkee
Entertainment Weekly continues to give out the goods by releasing profile images of the characters from Suicide Squad. Will Smith and David Ayer also did some talking about the movie. Ayer mentions how the pressure is on for Suicide Squad given Batman v Superman didn’t do well critically. Hopefully the Ultimate Edition helped that pressure.
Now it’s like the hype bus. All of the attention has swung onto it, and it has to carry a lot more weight than it was ever intended to. think it can sustain it. But it’s a lot of pressure. You definitely feel the pressure.
Will Smith on how David Ayer pushed the actors:
They were technically rehearsals, but not really. It was much more about David spending time going through everyone’s lives, connecting our life experiences to our character’s life experiences and finding those parallels. What we didn’t realize was what he does in the process is he learns our buttons. We are really bonding but David is grabbing all of your deepest emotional issues so he can throw them back in your face on set.
David Ayer on his actors:
Acting is very lonely. I don’t think people realize how much these people live out of suitcases and just show up. If you can give them a sense of connection and family and build support around them, then you get the trust. I think trust drives performance.
Margot Robbie on Ayer:
It was a pretty vulnerable place to go. He wants to know about your personal history and your relationships and your childhood, things like that that you don’t really want to tell a stranger. Then you have to share that with the rest of your squad as well. I really didn’t like that.