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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Since its inception, SUICIDE SQUAD has screamed of subversiveness. From the premise- which pits a deranged pack of DC villains together on a suicide mission- to some of the casting choices, from the wild stories of Jared Leto letting his freak flag fly to prepare for Joker, and right down to the hiring of David Ayer- who isn’t exactly known for making safe Hollywood fare- we’ve known that SUICIDE SQUAD wasn’t going to be, in anyway, paint-by-numbers. 

Now comes another behind-the-scenes tale from the making of the next film in the DCEU…

According to Cara Delevingne, who plays Enchantress in the film, she was given some rather peculiar advice by her director upon getting the part. The director, best known for writing and/or directing films riddled with violence, antiheroes, and complex characters having to make tough decisions like TRAINING DAY, STREET KINGS, and END OF WATCH, didn’t have a script to give Delevingne when he cast her. What Ayer did have for the 23 year old model-turned-actress is a suggestion he thought would help her prepare for her portrayal of Enchantress:

“There still wasn’t a script, but David asked me to go and try and find a forest and, if it was a full moon, get naked and walk through the woods with my feet in the mud, which I did. There wasn’t a full moon, but I howled like a wolf. It would have been really funny if someone had seen me.”

That’s what Delevingne told W Magazine. What’s more surprising? That he suggested that, or that she actually did it? You be the judge.

We’ll see how that interesting bit of character work informed her performance when SUICIDE SQUAD comes out on August 5.

SOURCE: W Magazine

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.