Joker actor in Batwoman
Joker Actor in Batwoman was influenced by Jared Leto – actor Nick Creegan said that his Joker was inspired by Jared Leto’s iteration. Credits: Warner Bros Television, The CW

Joker Actor in Batwoman was influenced by Jared Leto – Batwoman star Nick Creegan, who plays the Joker in Batwoman, says that his rendition of the character was inspired by Jared Leto’s portrayal.

Joker actor in Batwoman inspired by Jared Leto

Speaking during an interview with The Wrap, Nick Creegan said that he was inspired by Jared Leto’s iteration of Joker, and that his own portrayal of the character in Batwoman was influenced by that. He said that he tried to take little elements of Jared Leto’s Joker, as well as studying Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phonenix’s renditions of the character which he was working on his own version of the villain’s iconic laughter and crazy eyes.

It’s funny because I dress up, on Halloween, I dressed up as Jared Leto’s Joker back in like 2016 or 2015.

And the thing that I really liked about his Joker was how different it was than every other rendition, right?

He was wearing chains and he had gold teeth. And he was just like this new, edgy, different version of the Joker.

And for Marquis, being that he’s so new and he’s very much into fashion, he’s very much into being himself.

Like, there’s a lot of vibes that come through that people probably relate to, especially being from New York and, you know, a little street, a little edgy, funny.

So… I tried to take little elements of Jared Leto’s Joker, but also making sure that I weave in the maniacal laughter and just craze in the eyes that I saw in Heath Ledger or Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker.

So there’s bits and pieces that I’ve taken from a lot of them, but [I’m] still making it very much [as] original as possible.”

Nick Creegan

Nick Creegan’s Joker was introduced in Season 3 of The CW’s Batwoman as Marquis Jet, the half-brother of Ryan Wilder. He is also most notably the first person of color to play the iconic villain on-screen.

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