TMI, Jared! Accepting his award for Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes on Jan. 12, the actor opened up on just how much of a transformation he had to go through for his daring ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ role.
Weight gain/loss is the flashy transformation actors can go through for a movie role — it’s pretty much cliche at this point. But Jared Leto went much further than dropping a few pounds for his role in Dallas Buyers Club, and he revealed all the gory details at the Golden Globes on Jan. 12.
Jared Leto: I Waxed My Entire Body
Jared, who is also the lead singer of 30 Seconds to Mars, was honored with the Best Supporting Actor award for his role as Rayon, a transgendered prostitute in Dallas Buyers Club. And when he started his acceptance speech by saying, “I didn’t prepare a speech,” we knew we were in for a treat.
Looking at Jared at his lustrous locks at the Globes, and then his character in Dallas Buyers Club, it’s clear that he went through a huge transformation — but we didn’t realize it was this huge. “I had to do a lot of things to prepare,” Jared started. “One of the things I did was wax my entire body — including my eyebrows. I’m just fortunate that it wasn’t a period piece so I didn’t have to do a full Brazilian.”
Jared then joked, “Ladies, you know what I’m talking about… and so do some of you men, I think.” Amazing. Though part of us thinks Jared didn’t mind going hairless for a little while.
The actor did turn himself into a completely different person for Dallas Buyers Club — it’s wild to hear just how far he was willing to go — so his Best Supporting Actor win isn’t all that surprising in hindsight. What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you give Jared credit for shaving it all off? Let us know!
— Andrew Gruttadaro