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Andrea Towers
June 26, 2015 AT 12:57 PM EDT

When an actor gives a gift to his co-star, it can range from personal and heartfelt to lavish and expensive—depending on the situation. But when it comes to Jared Leto’s gift-giving, it seems that there’s only one word to describe it: method.

Leto, who plays the Joker in Warner Bros.’ highly anticipated Suicide Squad, was inspired by his character, even when he couldn’t be around for the beginning of the film. Adam Beach, who plays Slipnot, told E! Online, “He sent [Margot Robbie, who plays the Joker’s squeeze Harley Quinn] a nice love letter with a black box with a rat in it… a live rat. It was beautiful.”

Robbie wasn’t the only one to receive an “out there” gesture. Beach said Leto sent bullets to Will Smith along with a letter, and a dead hog to the cast, which was accompanied by a video that included Leto in costume. 

Beach explained the video was Leto’s way of saying, “Guys, I can’t be there, but I want you to know I’m doing my work as hard as you guys. … And then we realized, that day, this is real.”

One can only wonder what Leto has up his sleeve for his co-stars when the movie finishes filming.

Suicide Squad opens in theaters Aug. 5, 2016.

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