As if we really needed another reason to love Jared Leto, the Academy Award-winning actor/musician/babe reveals that he seriously considered showing up to the Oscars as Rayon, the real-life character that nabbed him the golden statue for Leto’s portrayal in Dallas Buyers Club.
He told Evening Standard Magazine:
“I thought about dragging up for the Oscars, going as Rayon, because I knew that she would have loved to be there. It’s so much work for girls to get ready. I was brought up by my mum, so I always had an appreciation of women. But now I have more respect for the process. It’s a lot, what women have to do to themselves. But in the end, when you put that final dash of lipstick on and your look all comes together, it really is a glorious reward.”
The interview is also full of typical Leto gems, like his take on the Oscars experience:
“It was pretty f*cking fantastic to see all those Hollywood dreamers letting loose with such abandon. I looked over and my mother was dancing with Madonna.”
Why he doesn’t see a future in politics:
“I’m too impatient. I’d probably swear in a speech. As George Clooney says, ‘I’ve f*cked too many chicks and done too many drugs to be in politics.’”
And his reason for holding back just a bit while performing in his band 30 Seconds To Mars:
“I don’t dive into the mosh pit any more. It’s the fastest way to lose your penis. And I’m proud to say mine is still intact.”
Well Jared, any time you want to prove that last point we’ll be happy to bear witness.