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    Viola Davis Revealed How Margot Robbie Reacted To Jared Leto Gifting Her A Rat, And It's Not What You Think

    Jared is lucky because if it were me, he would be banned.

    The Suicide Squad is almost here, and the cast is sharing fond memories from the 2016 movie.

    Viola Davis, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, and Joel Kinnaman posing on the red carpet
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    Like, you remember those rumors that Jared Leto gifted Margot Robbie a dead rat in a box because he was so committed to his role as the bloody-faced madman?

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    Well, rest assured, because those rumors were false! It turns out he gifted her a very much alive rat in a box! And, according to Viola Davis, Margot greeted it with joy.

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    Yes — that's right — joy.

    The whole cast had gathered and an unsuspecting Margot was the target of Jared's prank: “I was saying loudly, ‘Don’t open the box!’ I was halfway out the door when she opened the box, and saw the biggest black rat you could imagine," Viola told Vogue. "Then…she cooed at it. No fear. Open. Receptive. Full of joy.”

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    Hold on, back up, back up. She WHAT at it?

    But, despite the initial reaction, Margot said at the time in an interview with Jimmy Fallon that the prank was "disgusting."

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    I mean, yeah.

    But Margot wasn't about to kill the rat, so she decided to name it Rat Rat. "I ended up keeping him as a pet. I ended up getting him like a sweet little playpen, a slide, a hammock, and a leash because I wanted to take him to set and walk him around."

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    Am I...jealous of a rat?

    And while Margot's landlord at the time found out, forcing her to part ways with her pet, Rat Rat had his happy ending with director Guillermo del Toro.

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    So, what, now I'm just supposed to live knowing there's a celebrity rat out there in the world that's probably met all of my faves?

    Anyway, for his part, Jared also clarified to GQ that, no, he did not give Margot a dead rat. Instead, he gave Margot vegan cinnamon buns from a place he found in Toronto.

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    What is the place, Jared? Why won't you give us the name, Jared? What else are you hiding, Jared?

    "I did a lot of things to create a dynamic, to create an element of surprise, a spontaneity and to really break down any kind of walls that may be there," Jared told E! in 2016. "The Joker is somebody who doesn't really respect things like personal space or boundaries."

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    So Jared really buried the lead here because these boundary-breaking gifts included — aside from plant-based cinnamon treats — anal beads and condoms. I'll give you some time to sit with that information.

    Well, uh, I guess that's it for this post. I don't really know how to wrap things up after the anal beads and condoms thing. But, you can catch The Suicide Squad in theaters and HBO Max on Aug. 6!

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