Ike Barinholtz who’s play an undisclosed character in Suicide Squad, spoke with BuzzFeed on his experience with the film and working with director David Ayer.
In the interview Barinholtz talks on how dark David Ayer is as a dirctor, on not being able to say who his character is and deciding to not get a SKWAD tattoo like his cast mates.
On David Ayer’s form of directing his actors:
“Going to Suicide Squad was a very different experience. I don’t want to say it was agro-male because Margot Robbie is tougher than any of the guys, but it was just a very raucous set, David Ayer is very dark. He chases that real darkness and says crazy things to you before a take to get your head spinning. He likes to psychologically get in there. He would tell us, ‘You know on Fury, right before a scene, I almost got Shia [LaBeouf] and [Jon] Bernthal into a fistfight.’ And it’s like, I don’t want to do that!! But he gets great performances out of actors and the movie is so big in scope. When I think of some of those sets, it’s like, This is the size of Universal Studios. It was very, very, very different.”
On disclosing his character:
“I have David Ayer in my head being like, ‘I’m going to kill you if you say anything,’” he said before thinking for a solid minute. “I can say it’s probably not who you think it is. I can say that he’s definitely someone that people will not like, and he is someone who likes to really mess with people — likes to really hurt people and fuck them up.”
On not getting a SKWAD tattoo:
“My wife said, ‘If you come back with a tattoo from a movie you are in, I’ll know what kind of man you are.”
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