Jared Leto

  • Aired:  12/03/13
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Jared Leto discusses his return to acting in "Dallas Buyers Club." (7:33)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT ACTOR THE LEADVOCALIST OF 30 SECONDS TO MARS

HIS LATEST FILM IS "DALLASBUYERS CLUB."

>> THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF THISSTUDY IS TO DETERMINE IF

IT'S HELPING PEOPLE.

>> YOU KNOW THERE AIN'T NOHELPING ME.

>> DOESN'T MEAN I'M GONNASTOP TRYING.

>> WHY ARE YOU SO GOOD TO ME?

BLESS YOUR LITTLE HEART.

>> PROMISE ME YOU SHOW UP FORTHE REST --

>> I PROMISE YOU THAT I'LL TRYMY VERY BEST.

>> I WANT YOU TO MEAN IT.

>> Jon: HE'S VERY GOOD IN THIS.

PLEASE WELCOME JARED LETO.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: SOAK IT IN BOY.

SOAK IT IN.

ENJOY THE FEELING.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> WHY DID YOU SIT DOWN?

>> Jon: I FEEL LIKE YOUR NARCOLDER BROTHER RIGHT NOW TRYING

TO CONVINCE TO YOU GO BACK TOSCHOOL.

SIT.

MY FRIEND -->> YES.

>> Jon: WHAT A PERFORMANCE YOUGIVE IN THIS FILM AND A

BEAUTIFUL FILM.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Jon: IT'S OUT.

THEY CAN SEE IT.

>> YOU CAN SEE IT.

>> YOU CAN WALK TO A THEATER ANDSEE IT.

>> Jon: YOU WON AN AWARDTODAY.

>> I DID.

>> Jon: THE NEW YORK CIRCLE --CRITIC'S CIRCLE.

>> YEAH, I DID.

>> Jon: IS THAT A CEREMONY?

DO THEY CALL YOU?

>> JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS -- IDIDN'T KNOW ABOUT IT.

I KNOW NOW.

[ LAUGHTER ]HE DIDN'T JUST TELL ME.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: I'M A NEWS MAN!

[LAUGHTER]BREAKING NEWS, YOU ARE AN AWARD

WINNING ACTOR.

>> FINALLY.

BUT, YEAH, I DID.

THIS NEW YORK FILM CRITIC'SCIRCLE AWARD.

IT'S QUITE AN HONOR, REALLYHUMBLING.

I HADN'T MADE A FILM IN ALMOSTSIX YEARS.

TO COME BACK AND GET THIS LOVEAND SUPPORT IS NUTS.

>> Jon: YOU HADN'T MADE -- WASTHERE SOMETHING IN PARTICULAR

ABOUT THIS STORY THAT YOUTHOUGHT I NEED TO GET BACK IN

THE GAME, OR HAD YOU DECIDEDPRIOR TO THAT?

>> I THOUGHT I WOULD LOOK PRETTYGOOD IN A SKIRT.

>> Jon: AS MOST WOULD AGREEYOU PRETTY MUCH LOOK GOOD.

I DON'T THINK IT MATTERS, SKIRT,BAG, TOP HAT, BEARD.

I DOESN'T REALLY -- YOU KNOW,IT'S A NICE THING FOR YOU.

THE THING THAT SURPRISED MEABOUT THIS.

THEY DO A ROLE THEY HAVE TOMAYBE LOSE A LITTLE WEIGHT OR

CHANGE -- YOU HAD TO DO ALLTHESE THINGS.

>> YEAH.

>> Jon: BUT YOU HAD TO DO THEMIN THREE WEEKS.

THAT SEEMS LIKE NOT A TREMENDOUSAMOUNT OF PREPARATION TIME.

>> IT'S NOT.

I LOST 30, 40 POUNDS.

>> Jon: SORRY?

>> I LOST 30, 40 POUNDS.

>> Jon: IN THREE WEEKS?

>> NO, THROUGH THE COURSE.

I DID LOSE A LOT IN THE FIRSTFEW WEEKS.

I STOPPED EATING.

>> Jon: SO THAT'S YOURPLAN, DON'T EAT.

>> THE LESS YOU EAT THE BETTERAN ACTOR YOU ARE.

I KEPT IT TO 300 OR 400 CALORIESA DAY.

[ LAUGHTER ]YOU SHOULD LAUGH.

>> Jon: THAT'S ONE CHEESEDOODLE.

MY GOD, MAN, HOW DID YOUSURVIVE?

AS YOU ARE WORKING BECAUSE THEDAYS ARE LONG.

YOU ARE IN THIS CHARACTER WORKIT'S AN INTENSE EMOTIONAL MOVIE

PLAYING THESE SCENES.

DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE GOINGTO PASS OUT AT SOME POINT?

DON'T YOU NEED THE ENERGY?

>> IT'S A GOOD QUESTION ANDTHAT'S KIND OF THE POINT.

YOU LOSE THE WEIGHT.

YOU STOP EATING NOT BECAUSE OFWAY IT LOOKS.

IT'S GREAT.

IT'S A BENEFIT.

THEY JUST LAUGHED, RIGHT?

[LAUGHTER]I'M ON TO YOU.

[ LAUGHTER ]BUT IT CHANGES THE WAY YOU TALK,

THE WAY YOU WALK, THE WAY PEOPLETREAT YOU.

IT CHANGES YOUR ENERGY.

YOU DO IT FOR THE WAY IT EFFECTSYOU.

>> Jon: AND DID THAT THEN --DID YOU FIND PEOPLE BELIEVED YOU

TO BE MORE FRAGILE?

>> YEAH.

I MEAN THAT'S A GREAT WAY TO PUTIT.

PROVIDED A LOT OF FRAGILITY.

>> Jon: AND THAT -- WHEN YOUWERE DONE WITH THAT PROCESS --

>> YEAH.

>> Jon: HOW DO YOU COME BACK?

>> THERAPY.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: IT STAYS WITH YOU.

>> IT DOES.

THIS FILM PARTICULARLY I PLAYA -- YOU SAW A CLIP SO I DON'T

HAVE TO SAY BUT IT WAS A REALLYUNIQUE SITUATION.

SO THERE WAS A VOICE, THERE WASA WALK, A TALK A WHOLE THING.

IT TAKES A WHILE TO LOSE THEMUSCLE MEMORY.

I STAYED IN CHARACTER THE WHOLETIME.

>> Jon: AT NIGHT, LIKE WHENYOU ARE NOT ON SET?

>> YOU CAN'T REALLY LET GO OFTHAT.

YOU ARE CONSTANTLY IN THATPLACE.

AT LEAST I WAS.

I NEEDED TO BE THERE IN ORDER TODO WHAT I HAD TO DO.

>> Jon: DID YOU NOT -- THEHARDEST THING I THINK FOR ME

OTHER THAN OBVIOUSLY BEING AGOOD ACTOR --

[LAUGHTER]WOULD BE WHEN NOT WORKING, NOT

DOING FOODSTUFF.

SO MUCH OF MY DOWNTIME IS FOODBASED.

IT'S BASED ON LIKE -- I'M GOINGTO SIT, SPORTS CENTER IS ON AND

THAT LOOKS LIKE A PIZZAI'M GOING

TOHAVE SPORTS

CENTERAND PIZZA.

>> YOU GET AN EMPTY LIFEQUICKLY.

WHICH IS GOOD FOR THE FILMBECAUSE ALL YOU HAVE LEFT IS

YOUR WORK.

>> Jon: DID YOU GIVE UP -- NOMUSIC?

NO NOTHING?

>> I WAS FOCUSED ON THEFILM.

WE SHOT IT IN 25 DAYS.

IT WAS QUICK.

>> Jon: THE BAND IS COMINGBACK.

THERE'S A DOCUMENTARY OUT TODAYABOUT THE BATTLE WITH YOUR

RECORD LABEL?

>> YEAH IN WHICH THEY SUED USFOR $30 MILLION AFTER WE FOUND

OUT WE SOLD MILLIONS OF ALBUMSAND NOT ONLY WERE WE NOT GOING

TO BE PAID A PENNY WE WEREMILLIONS IN DEBT.

WE LOOKED INTO IT AND THEYPROMPTLY SUED US FOR $30

MILLION.

WE FOUGHT THEM FORA FEW YEARS AND

FILMED IT ALL.

>> Jon: WHEN THEY INFORMED YOUYOU SOLD MILLIONS OF RECORDS AND

OWED THEM MILLIONS OF DOLLARS,AND THEY SAID, OH YOU

FOUND OUT ABOUT THAT?

>> THEY TALK ABOUT THIS CRAZYBUSINESS AND THAT UNHOLY

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ART ANDCOMMERCE.

>> Jon: THE RECORD COMPANIESARE GOING AWAY.

THE DISTRIBUTION MODEL, THEY'REGOING TO BE A

THING OF THE PAST.

THAT'S WHY THEY WANT $30 MILLIONBECAUSE THEY REALIZE IN A COUPLE

OF YEARS THEY ARE OUT THE DOOR.

>> FORTUNATELY WE DIDN'T.

WE MADE AN ALBUM THAT IS CALLEDTHIS IS WAR THAT DID REALLY

WELL, WENT ON TO SELL MILLIONSOF ALBUMS AND THE GUY AT THE

HELM OF THE COMPANY LOST CONTROLHELOF THE COMPANY AND LOST $1ROL

BILLIONOR MAYBE MORE IN THE PROCESS.

I JUST GAVE AWAY THE ENDING.

>> Jon: IS THAT HOW THE MOVIEENDS?

>> YEAH.

>> Jon: DALLAS BUYERS CLUB INTHEATERS NOW.

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