The Shining, like director Stanley Kubrick’s other masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, seems to offer up as many meanings as there are willing interpreters to expound them. Is there any inherent “darker” message to The Shining than the darkness already on display? Or perhaps is it, like 2001, simply a “mirror” to the ideologies and subconscious drives of those who view it?
There was definitely a period of detachment. I took a pretty deep dive. But this was a unique opportunity and I couldn’t imagine doing it another way. It was fun, playing those psychological games.
—Jared Leto on playing the Joker
Much has been made in the press about Jared Leto’s possible mental state while playing the Joker in 2016’s Suicide Squad—with talk of him sending rats to co-stars and a therapist needed on-set. Continue reading “Playing Those Psychological Games: The Dark Mirror Of Jared Leto”