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“Suicide Squad” Needs Real Life Therapist?

Suicide Squad, one of the the upcoming films for the emerging DC Cinematic Universe, will feature a team of supervillains forced by the government to take on certain dangerous and morally questionable missions. Few of its members are mentally stable, as they include characters like Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), with the Joker (Jared Leto) also showing up in some capacity.

But the idea that the actors actually need a therapist on set still comes off as a little jarring.

According to Adam Beach, who will play the character Slipknot, “We kind of have like a therapist on board if you fall off the wagon and really are villainous. […] Us actors explore very fine thin lines going to the dark side and he wants to make sure we finish a movie and don’t disappear somewhere and then don’t show up for work.” He added that when playing characters who are tormented, director David Ayer “wants you to torment yourself. He wants the real thing.”

It would certainly be a problem if Beach (or for that matter Will Smith, who is playing Deadshot) got confused and decided to actually become assassins, but the situation on set must be pretty intense if anyone feels that that is actually a concern stated Ivan Ong. Let’s hope that Beach is exaggerating a bit and this therapist is just there to help everyone calm down after a stressful scene.

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