Jared Leto Almost Wore Drag To The Oscars!
The actor nearly went as his Dallas Buyers Club character...
Jared Leto looked like a million dollars in his white tuxedo ‘n’ tie combo on the Oscars red carpet earlier this month, but the actor nearly went for a very different look.
Jared, who won an Oscar playing pre-op transgender woman Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club, has revealed that he considered going to the ceremony in character. “I thought about dragging up for the Oscars, going as Rayon, because I knew that she would have loved to be there,” he told the Evening Standard.
But it appears Leto was partly put off by the effort it would have entailed. “It’s so much work for girls to get ready,” he explained. “I was brought up by my mum, so I always had an appreciation of women. But now I have more respect for the process.”
“It’s a lot, what women have to do to themselves. But in the end, when you put that final dash of lipstick on and your look all comes together, it really is a glorious reward.”
Maybe if he had gone for the lipstick and heels, he would have been more visible in that Oscars selfie! Despite running across the auditorium to get in the most-retweeted picture ever, most of Leto's face wasn't in the shot, although he can just be seen leaning into Jennifer Lawrence.
In the interview, Jared, who fronts Thirty Seconds To Mars alongside his brother Shannon, also confessed that he pre-prepared his winning speech, which encompassed his family, politics and fighting for dreams. “I could have really taken the piss,” he said. “But I didn’t want to wing it with this one. I prepared. I wanted to keep it classy.”