Jared Leto Also Dropped Crazy Weight for New Movie with Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey wasn’t the only actor who sacrificed his body for the sake of his art.  Jared Leto revealed that he also shed crazy weight for his role in the Dallas Buyers Club.

Leto plays an HIV positive transsexual.  Being notified of the part late, he only had a little under a month to make weight.  He also had to wax his entire body, including his eyebrows for the role.

He said in a recent interview with Vulture, that basically he had to fast, but he did so trying to stay healthy.  He explained,

“Your body goes through weird stages,” he said. “Sometimes it’s hard to hold on to water. But for me, it’s not about the most weight I can lose, it’s more to represent the character. I’m focused on what it means to be a transsexual woman.”

During the interview he never let on to how much weight he loss but before and after photos indicate it’s quite a bit.

Jared Leto Photographed by Terry Richardson

Let’s hope the movie is filled with half the drama and buzz that’s surrounding it.  I suspect it’s going t be really good, or really bad.  No middle ground with this one.  The Dallas Buyers Club does not have a release date as of yet.