Jared Leto Sashays Drag In 'Dallas Buyers Club'
He makes one helluva pretty boy, but the consensus may be a bit muddled as to his female manifestation. Images surfaced of Jared Leto dolled up as a drag queen prostitute. No, it is not a career change, he's playing the character in Québécois filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée's drama The Dallas Buyers Club.
Sporting a shaggy retro hairdo, a hint of some red Victoria's Secret undies knock-offs and a faux fur of some sort, Leto is barely recognizable, but a peek at his toned torso gives some tease of his sexy self.
This is not the first image from the film to hit the internet in the last week to cause at least some stirs. Fans and mere observers alike were shocked to see pictures of Matthew McConaughey surface, which showed the actor's new gaunt/sickly frame. The former Sexiest Man Alive lost 38 pounds, tipping the 6-foot actor on the scale at a slight 143 pounds.
Based on a true story, McConaughey plays Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking womanizing homophobe who was diagnosed with full-blown AIDS in 1986. He nearly died when he started taking AZT, the only FDA approved drug at the time, but returned from the brink after he smuggled in non-toxic anti-viral drugs from around the world. Other AIDS patients sought out his medications, forgoing the U.S. approved AIDS regimen. With the help of his doctor and a fallow patient - played by Leto - he unintentionally created the Dallas Buyers Club, the first of dozens that formed around the country.
McConaughey told Larry King: "I should not look healthy by the time I'm doing (the role)…I just kinda dared myself. I haven't been this light since I was in the ninth grade. I'm kind of looking at it as sort of a cleanse, it's a bit of a spiritual cleanse, mental cleanse."
Also starring Jennifer Garner, this is Jared Leto's first time behind the camera in three years. The Requiem for a Dream actor has spent time as the frontman for his band 30 Seconds to Mars.
[Source: The Insider]