Skrillex talks about the time Jared Leto gave him a TwIzTeD dildo

Death. Taxes. Hearing stories about all the truly TwIzTeD shit Jared Leto did to get into character as The Joker. All of these things are unavoidable.

EDM icon Skrillex is the latest “Suicide Squad” collaborator to pretend to be delighted by Leto’s antics. In an interview with Complex, the DJ discussed working with his pal Leto on the video for the track “Purple Lamborghini” which is featured on the “Suicide Squad” soundtrack.

Skrillex had the option of just making a video featuring scenes from the movie, but he declined. That was his first mistake.

“[They] wanted to do a music video using me and footage [of Suicide Squad],” said Skrillex. “I was like, ‘No, I don’t want to do one of those.’ So I called Jared personally, and I really had to persuade him [to join]. He’s a really good friend of mine, but for him, giving me that Joker character is not an easy thing. He really went out of his way to be a part of that video. And getting Rick Ross in it — the timing was so last minute. Everything came together at the last minute. The director, the treatment, everything.”

We can imagine that going into a sadistic interpretation of Jim Carrey’s character from “The Mask” must really take a toll on the psyche.

Of course, working with The Joker means that Skrillex had to receive an unsolicited sex toy.

We’ve heard the stories: In preparation for Leto’s turn as the Joker, the method actor committed to his character’s clownish sadism in real life, mailing live rats to co-star Margot Robbie. Then, while on the set of the “Purple Lamborghini” video, the actor awarded Skrillex with “the biggest dildo” he had ever seen “and a bunch of weird shit in a box,” Skrillex recalls. “I was just like, ‘Thank you.’”

It’s cool how stunts that would end in any normal person getting convicted as a sex offender are treated as acts of eccentric genius when the person is famous.

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Why do I get the feeling that Leto didn’t pull any of that shit with Rick Ross?

Whenever I hear a story about how some actor broke his brain going method for a film, I can’t help but think of the old urban legend from the set of “The Marathon Man” where Dustin Hoffman was bragging to Sir Laurence Olivier about staying up all night to play a sleep-deprived character.

As the old legend goes, Olivier responded, “Why not try acting? It’s much easier.”

[Complex | Photo: Warner Bros.]