He’s become a bit of an international hero since that performance and that brilliant Oscar speech where he dedicated his award to the millions we lost to AIDS and to anyone picked on for who they love (the godly Matthew McConaughey failed to mention AIDS or anything but himself and god, come to that), but we put it to you m’lord that Jared Leto has always been a very good – and very funny – guy. He even flirted. Little bit.
On having Alan Carr’s love child…
JL: I’m going to do Alan Carr later.
MMM: He’s going to be all over you and inside you if you’re not careful.
JL: So I could leave pregnant?
MMM: You could.
On an interest in cross-dressing that predates Dallas Buyers Club…
MMM: English people sometimes think of Hollywood as a bit stupid, with everyone talking about the money and girls in bikinis around pools the whole time… you don’t seem like that sort of person.
JL: There is a bit of that in Hollywood… and I like a nice bikini.
MMM: On yourself?
JL: I don’t have the tits for it, to tell the truth. I tried to dress as a woman [before Dallas Buyers Club] and I thought that I would make a really good woman but you know what the jaw’s too big and even these little muscles, as soon as you put on the pink tube top, it just looks too manly.
MMM: What was your look? Little tube top…
JL: Yeah, fishnets and I think I had like a black banged wig, sort of old-school French. I picked it all out myself. And I had a Russian accent. It was for an audition for a film and I remember walking down Madison Avenue in New York and I remember thinking, ‘Wow, I bet people are going to think, who is that chick?’ And no one thought that. I didn’t fool anyone.
On guns and cocaine…
MMM: What was the story we heard about the cocaine and the gun?
JL: Oh, which one?
MMM: Don’t know. When would that be?
JL: Somewhere between jail and selling millions of records. I used to get arrested a lot when I was a kid.
MMM: What for?
JL: Being bad. I wouldn’t even take a glass from this room nowadays but I’ve done it all.
MMM: Have you ever committed a violence against somebody?
JL: Oh yeah. I’d never do anything like that ever again.
MMM: But you seem so gentle.
JL: I’m like a sleeping wolf. Don’t poke me with a stick.
On being found with three hookers and some heroin…
MMM: Do you have to be a clean teen in any way? Could you be found with some heroin and three hookers?
JL: Yeah, I can do whatever the fuck I want. I have no responsibility to uphold an image. I say that to make a point: I can do what the fuck I want.
All the world loves Jared Leto. All the world will love him even more when they read these quotes from an interview we did that were unpublishable anywhere else.,