September 10, 2013

Jared Leto is having an 'insane' time

2:53 p.m. EDT September 9, 2013

The actor/musician is one of the standouts at Toronto, thanks to "Dallas Buyers Club."

"I never expected that. I knew I was very connected (to Rayon). I was in character (on set), which I know is a terrible term because it brings up ideas of pretentiousness. But how could you throw it all away, go have lunch, and then 'action'? I'd probably be terrible. I'd probably be a cliché. So I quickly transformed myself into this person," he says.

Leto grins. He's enjoying himself, for good reason. "The past 48 hours have been insane. I've had more effusive praise for this than I've had for anything in my life. I'm having a good time. I've met with probably 50 to 100 journalists. It's not work anymore. We can get together and celebrate."

Leto's last major film role was in the poorly received 2007 drama Chapter 27, playing John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman. He says all his choices have been based on passion, not money or accolades.

"That's never been my life. I reserve the right to make bad decisions. But I generally made art films. I was an art school dropout. I studied to be a painter. I don't even have any plans to make another film. Maybe it will take another five years," he says.

For now, Leto, 41, is busy with his day job, as part of the band Thirty Seconds to Mars. "We just released our fourth album. We've had more success than we ever dreamed of," he says. "It's the stuff of dreams."

Source: USA Today.

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