Jared Leto as ‘Rayon' in “Dallas Buyers Club” [x]
Jared Leto at my studio wearing his faux fur coat #1
Upsets began early last night at the Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street when the first award, the Audience Award, went to director Bartholomew Cubbins for his film “Artifact.” He beat out favored “Beasts of the Southern Wild” directed by Benh Zeitlin. Even Cubbins was shocked. “I feel like ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ should be up here with me,” he said. The movie is about the rock group 30 Seconds to Mars, fronted by musician-actor Jared Leto (“My So-Called Life”).
Cubbins, in fact, is none other than Leto’s pseudonym. When Leto/Cubbins took the stage, most of the audience didn’t know what was going on. Leto is emaciated. (Editor’s note: he actually looks like a young Courteney Cox.) The musician-turned-actor-turned director was unrecognizable; he’s become gaunt for his first movie role in five years, as a transsexual in “Dallas Buyers Club.” He was so skinny that few journalists bothered interviewing him because they didn’t recognize who he was. The only give away that it was Leto was the actor’s piercing blue eyes. The actor, who was slender to begin with, dropped the weight because it was essential for his part in the film as a transgendered person.
The star of “Dallas,” Matthew McConaughey, who plays a man diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, became even skinnier than Leto. Pictures that have been circulating of the “Magic Mike” star are downright scary. Asked if people dropped like flies from hunger on the set, Leto said, “No one passed out.”
Leto explained how he prepared for the role. “I waxed my body and my entire eyebrows, too. Feel if you want, nice and smooth,” Leto said, and motioned to a reporter to touch the back of his hand. “I just immersed myself in their culture and the people and I hope I can represent them as honorably as possible.”
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