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'Suicide Squad's Jai Courtney Took Mushrooms to Get into Character

Jai Courtney reveals he took mushrooms to get into character for Suicide Squad.

Things got pretty intense on set of Suicide Squad. There are tons of stories about Jared Leto, the movie's director, David Ayer, and the fist fights between cast members during rehearsals. But not everyone was okay with the on set antics at first. Australian actor Jai Courtney admitted he "cringed" when he was offered a character named "Captain Boomerang" in the movie, but he quickly embraced working on the movie after working with David Ayer. Courtney explained that he was committed fully to the role just like the rest of the cast, so much so that he reportedly said he took mushrooms and burned himself with a cigarette while on a Skype call with David Ayer. The news came in a print interview with Empire, but now Courtney says he was misquoted. Not about doing mushrooms. But, he spoke with Coming Soon to clarify he just so happened to be on mushrooms while researching his character, and David Ayer had nothing to do with it. “The thing is, why would I take magic mushrooms and get on a phone call with David Ayer? Obviously that’s not the case. All I was saying is that I happened at one point to have taken mushrooms, and I was doing a little thinking about my character, and just investigating stuff a little further.” Via Coming Soon and Yahoo! Related: What do you think? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below.