Jared Leto Knows “Absolutely Nothing” About Women

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Jared Leto is hustling his Hot Topic store turned film, Sucide Squad, which is how he ended up shirtless on the cover of Rolling Stone. He’s an interesting dude, obviously. And is trying to be all method actor even though the projects he’s in are, uh, not always the smartest. That being said, what he lacks in picking roles he makes up for in investing: dude had money early-on in Nest, Reddit, Uber, Airbnb and Slack. You can read the full RS piece here. Some highlights:

He’s vegan-ish: “I’m actually a cheagan, a cheating vegan. I don’t eat meat ever. But if someone’s mom made a cookie and handed it to me, I’d probably take a bite, or if I’m in Alaska and there’s wild salmon out of the river, I’d probably eat it.”

The roles he turned down: “There were so many people that didn’t understand. There were people in this town who thought it was insane. There were films that I decided not to do because I had tiny little tours, and people would just lose their minds. And some of them turned into the biggest movies ever made.”

He used to think he would die young: “It’s a pretty common thought, especially for any maniacal narcissist. And if you live a life with some risk, or have seen people die young, it’s easier to understand that could be a possibility.”

His preparation for Requiem for a Dream. He hung out with actual junkies on the street and “they would shoot up dope and I would shoot up water. People would be uncomfortable if they’re all shooting up and you’re not. I wasn’t sharing a needle. To shoot up anything is intense. That was a long time ago. I wouldn’t do that again.”

His thoughts on Heath Ledger’s performance as The Joker: “Heath did an impeccable, perfect performance as the Joker. It’s one of the best performances ever in cinema. I had met Heath before. I didn’t know him well, but he was a beautiful person. I think had it only been portrayed by Heath and it was never a comic book, maybe I would have felt that would be inappropriate. But I thought that given the history, it was OK. The good thing about other people having done this is that you know what direction not to head in.”

Drugs: “My experience with drugs? I did them, lots of them. A lot of them were really fun. There are just those few that tend to kick you in the ass. I guess at some point, too, there’s a decision: Is this going to be my life? I made a choice to pursue other dreams. I guess that’s just the kind of f–ked thing about a lot of drugs: The opportunity cost is too high. Some drugs are incredible, but the risk versus reward is out of line. I just saw too many examples of what not to do.”

His criminal past: “I was always really fast. I guess there were some undercover cops at one store, and they came out running after us. My friend ran out of steam and kind of slowed down. They grabbed him and threw him to the ground, and I just kept running. There are few greater feelings in the world than running from the police and getting away.”

His romantic life: “Even if I was in a relationship or maybe if I was having kids, I don’t know if I would share that information publicly… You know what I’ve learned about women? I know absolutely nothing about women.” There are no truths, he suggests, that apply to women as a group. “The older I get, it’s just people. I just see people.”

He doesn’t know if he’ll ever marry: “It’s just how things are. I don’t think there’s a definitive decision that I’ve made.”

He might have a kid out there: “You never know. Someone could always come up to a show and give me a little surprise visit. ‘Dad?’ In a way, that would be kind of f–king beautiful. What an incredible surprise that would be!”

(Via Rolling Stone)

Leto is 44 years old right now, and he tells RS that he feels “old.” Too bad he looks like he’s 30- maybe all the cheegan-ing? Love this dude. Honestly, I could have read more interview from the guy.

Photo: Rolling Stone

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