“I waxed my entire body, including my eyebrows. I’ve lost a lot of weight because I’m playing a young person with AIDS. It’s been challenging but really inspiring, too.”[THR]
Jared Leto is oft noted for having one of those standard Hollywood pretty boy faces. What he isn’t often cited for is his acting method, which has been taken to new (and unrecognizable) heights for his new role as a transsexual woman living with AIDS in the 1980s for the new film Dallas Buyers Club in which he stars alongside Matthew McConaughey. McConaughey himself has been in the news lately for his dramatic weight loss for the role he is playing, but Leto is utterly unrecognizable with his newly emaciated and hairless body.
We know Hollywood loves it when hot, young actors play gay or tranny, and especially when they go the full monty (so to speak) by changing their appearances so much that no one can tell who they are (or who they used to be). As such, expect Leto to pick up a hefty kitty of award nominations next year. This could be the next The Crying Game!