uicide Squad is literally days away from hitting theaters, and we know y’all are excited for this film that puts all of DC’s worst villains on one team to try to make a difference for once in their lives. Yesterday in NYC, team SFPL was invited to a special press conference featuring the entire cast of the upcoming DC movie Suicide Squad.
The good folks at Warner Brothers wanted to make sure all the invited press and guest felt like they were in the movie and pulled out all the stops. They turned the historic NYC structure Moynihan Station into a replica set of the maximum security prison where the members of the Suicide Squad were held.
Around the faux prison set each of the characters amazing costumes were placed around strategically in front of each station where each cast member conducted their interviews. Allowing the press to get an up close look at the details that went into each one.
The real reason most folks were there to meet and talk with the cast of the highly anticipated DC film. The press conference took place in front of Harley Quinn’s cell from the film.
The participants of the press conference included the films main cast: Will Smith, Viola Davis, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Cara Delevingne, Joel Kinnaman, Karen Fukuhara and Adam Beach. The film’s Director David Ayer and producers Richard Suckle and Charles Roven also sat in on the press conference as well.
Will Smith lead the cheers as the press was introduced to films very diverse cast of stars and he also supplied the humor as well. The cast spoke on living up to the hype of the movie, writing the characters onto the big screen and bringing them to life.
The cast shared funny set stories like Jai Courtney always being naked, Adam Beach’s unusual stretching routine and Joel Kinnaman knowing all of their secrets. Margot even discussed the time David Ayer punched right in the nose while going over fight routines. The cast also touched on how the intense roles had taken some major tolls on their bodies. Both Will and Joel revealed they both suffered torn calf muscles while filming and Margot revealed her role was very rigorous being she had to do all of her work in heels.
The leading ladies of the film also spoke on what how they”tapped” into playing their characters. Margot revealed for research purposes of course that she looked at Ted Talks on Schizophrenia since her character Harley is basically psychotic. Viola Davis revealed that in order to get into her character Amanda Waller who is known bad ass she had to go back to her past.
Viola tells the story of her 8-year-old self and how tough she was and how she “could beat someone’s ass” then and tapping into that version of herself to help her get into character. Viola also credited a book “Confessions of Sociopath” given to her by Joel that helped her become Amanda Waller. Joel also shared a super hilarious story how Viola would yell mean things at him while she was behind camera calling him a “little bitch”.
David Ayer then followed that up that by saying he wanted women that had voices and that had power and were powerful as women. He felt as being a father of two daughters that was extremely important they see that translated on movie screens.
Another thing that was touched upon was the fact this film boasts such a super diverse cast. David Ayer touches on growing up in a diverse neighborhood in South L.A. and being the only white kid in the neighborhood. He points out he is married to a Latina woman and that he feels kids like his own have to see people the look like them in films. He also feels there is “strength in diversity” and that Hollywood should definitely be more inclusive.
To sum it all the experience was very amazing indeed, our very own FLY guy Beanz did it for the gram with Jaden Smith who was decked out in full costume.
To see more exclusive photos from the press conference hit the gallery below:
Suicide Squad hit’s theaters August 5th! Stay tuned for our review of the film dropping tomorrow!
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