'Suicide Squad' So Dark, Actors Have Therapist on Set

The director "wants you to torment yourself," an actor said.

ByMichael Rothman
June 30, 2015, 10:23 AM

— -- Better safe than sorry. Apparently, "Suicide Squad" is so dark and so real that director David Ayer has a therapist on set to make sure the actors don't lose their minds.

"David Ayer is about realism," Adam Beach, who stars as Christopher Weiss, aka Slipknot, in the 2016 film, told E! News. "So if your character is tormented, he wants you to torment yourself. He wants the real thing."

PHOTO: David Ayer posted this photo on Twitter on April 8, 2015 with the caption, "Cast read through today! #SuicideSquad."
David Ayer posted this photo on Twitter on April 8, 2015 with the caption, "Cast read through today! #SuicideSquad."
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To make sure things don't get out of hand, "We kind of have like a therapist on board if you fall off the wagon and really are villainous. There's a friend of [Ayer's] that's very unique in making sure we have our ground."

PHOTO: Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and Ben Affleck seen filming on set of Suicide Squad in Toronto.
Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and Ben Affleck seen filming on set of Suicide Squad in Toronto.
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Beach said there are "thin lines" to the dark side and that the director may want the movie to be exceptional, but "he wants to make sure we finish a movie and don't disappear somewhere and then don't show up for work."

"Suicide Squad" stars Jared Leto as The Joker, Ben Affleck as Batman, and also features Margot Robbie and Will Smith. It hits theaters in August 2016.

PHOTO: Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and Ben Affleck seen filming on set of Suicide Squad in Toronto.
Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and Ben Affleck seen filming on set of Suicide Squad in Toronto.
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