Suicide Squad might’ve not done well – maybe done well, it’s weird, the movie somehow made money – but the hijinks that went on around on the set of Suicide Squad‘s set is the stuff of popular culture legend.
From Jared Leto‘s weird ass gifts all the way to Margot Robbie‘s fail attempt at tattooing, this is just another cherry to add to add to the ever growing frosting of weird shenanigans even when the camera’s weren’t rolling. When Jai Courtney stopped by at Conan on Thursday, the Australian actor remembered a time when he went around chasing the film’s director all over the set.
In his birthday suit. A.K.A., he was naked.
“He used to pay visits to us in our trailer at base camp. You’re shooting a big movie and it takes a lot of time to get things done. I’m chilling out and he would kind of rock up uninvited,” the star told Conan O’Brien. “He came into my trailer one day, and I mustn’t have had any clothes on.”
Okay, but why was he nude in the first place? “I probably just took a shower because we’d been under a rain tower or something,” he replied. “I’m sure there was a logical reason for being in the buff.”
Ayer didn’t know he was going to be chased. “Look: I’m an impulsive dude, so I just kind of went after him,” Courtney said. “Jay Hernandez, who plays Diablo in the movie, I could hear behind me saying, ‘Sick him, boy!’ You gotta go with these kind of things. The moment happened and I took off.”
And also, Courtney didn’t really give a damn about being naked. He didn’t care about anyone seeing him naked and what not. “You gotta go with it, man,” he told O’Brien’s sidekick Andy Ritcher. “You know what I mean?”
And unknown to him entirely, a cast member took this picture of him running around naked and submitted it. “I’m just wondering who I gotta kill now for dropping that, dude. Because I’ve got dirt on that crew,” Courtney said with a laugh. “I’m happy to be the fall guy for the shenanigans if they want to embarrass one of us. But, yeah—that’s interesting. I’ll have to chat to the producers after that.”
And he also doens’t regret chasing Ayer on set. “I like being naked. I get a lot of things done naked. Some things you shouldn’t do naked. Some things you should try naked that you wouldn’t normally.”