Jared Leto shocks fans around the world as he goes shirtless and shows off his recent dramatic weight loss in a photo shoot.
The images are breath taking and not in a nice way! But not to worry folks the 40 year old actor is not doing this to himself on purpose he is currently in the process of shooting his new film The Dallas Buyers Club.
Yup! Same movie in which Matthew McCounaghey also went under disturbing weight loss to portray Texan man, Ron Woodroof; who was diagnosed with AIDS in 1986 and due to the lack of medical options created a lucrative smuggling business; Woodroof eventually died in 1992.
Leto who hasn’t been on the big screen since 2009 is playing role of a homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Jared’s character also smuggles medications into the U.S. and creates clubs to distribute them to patients…Fun Fun!
He recently posted pictures of him on his Facebook profile undergoing his makeover to shoot the movie scenes and most recently he posed for photos with friend Terry Richardson displaying his worrying physical appearance!
The 30 Seconds to Mars lead singer is not the first time he goes through an extreme makeover compromising even his own health to perform on a movie role. Remember the movie “Requiem for a Dream” back in 2000 he lost weight for that playing a drug addict and in 2009 he gained 27 kilograms to play Nemo in “Mr. Nobody” and how can we forget “Chapter 27” in which the actor ballooned!!! To achieve that his regime consisted in gorging on melted Haagen Dazs ice cream with olive oil and soy sauce!
With all that previous experience with role-related weight loss and weight gain; the actor is apparently concerned about doing it in a healthy manner this time! Saying “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.”
He is so focused on his character that his emaciated figure is not enough but we can also see from the pictures his sunken cheeks and missing brows!!! Well he is playing a transsexual woman after all.
But you might be wondering..How did he do it? Well the actor said he hasn’t been eating in 21 days! Because he didn’t get involved in the project until a few weeks ago.
Well I just can’t wait to watch this movie!
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