Jared LetoPhoto: Getty Images

Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto is on the latest cover of Empire magazine in full Joker attire from his upcoming movie, Suicide Squad.

The colorful cover shows Leto with his green hair, red lips, sinister look, in a long purple coat with accompanying Joker tattoos. Inside the issue, he talks about what it was like to play his character.

Jared Leto

According to ComicBookMovie.com, Leto tells Empire that he not only got into character for the movie -- he never broke character. Jared explains he really took a deep dive into the role:

"There was definitely a period of ... detachment," Leto explains. "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. But at the same time it was very painful, like giving birth out of my prick hole."

The interview also revealed that while shooting the movie, Jared listened to 1920s gospel music, and "read literature on shamans" -- which is a person who is believed to have access to and influence in the world of good and evil spirits. 

Suicide Squad will hit theaters in August 2016.