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See Jared Leto shirtless on cover of Rolling Stone!

Gorgeous Jared Leto is on the cover of Rolling Stone in advance to the release of Suicide Squad in which he plays The Joker.

But this excerpt from the article is about Jared’s methods in regards to his Oscar winning performance in Dallas Buyers Club.

After his (six year) break from Hollywood, most scripts had stopped coming at all, but Leto did read the Dallas Buyers Club screenplay, and was entranced by the character of glam-rock-loving Rayon — whom he saw as a transgender woman rather than as the transsexual man the script suggested. He made his first contact with director Jean-Marc Vallée in a Skype call, and was already in character as Rayon, even though he didn’t have the part yet. “He was dressed as a woman,” (director Jean-Marc) Vallée says, “and he was hitting on me. And he kept it up for 25 minutes.”

Vallée and (Matthew) McConaughey never met Leto on set, only Rayon. “He tried to steal things from me,” says McConaughey. “Literally, my pocketknife, lighters, et cetera.” For Vallée, trying to direct an actor who wouldn’t acknowledge he was acting was disconcerting. “He got me out of my comfort zone,” says Vallée, who wasn’t even sure what pronoun was appropriate to use for Leto. “I didn’t know how to address him or her because he was such a lady. He was such a girl, and he was sexy!” At one point, Vallée recalls, McConaughey — also doing a certain degree of Method work as his homophobic-but-learning character — looked at Leto shimmying onto the set and said, “I don’t know whether to kick your ass or fuck it!” The day the film wrapped, Leto shared a single out-of-character moment with McConaughey, but didn’t let Vallée meet Jared until months later.

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  1. Love Jared. He is so beautiful. Those eyes!

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