In heels and pounds lighter, Jared Leto back in movies
TORONTO (AP) - Jared Leto's return to acting started, as so many things do, with a flirtation.
It had been five years since Leto last acted (the sci-fi indie Mr Nobody), a movie career put on hold while his band, 30 Seconds to Mars, unexpectedly surged in popularity. The possibility of playing Rayon, a transgender person dying of Aids for the film Dallas Buyers Club, came to him while he was on tour in Europe.
After initially dismissing the chance, Leto read the script and he reversed course immediately. When he met with the director Jean-Marc Vallee via Skype, he was already trying on Rayon.
"I used it as a test for myself," Leto said in an interview. "I got some lipstick. We said hello and then I reached over and grabbed the lipstick and I proceeded to put it on. He was kind of like, 'What the hell is going on?' I took off my jacket and I had a little pink sweater on."