Jared Leto reveals he hasn’t seen one of his own movies in over two decades, with the last one he watched being 2000’s Requiem for A Dream.
Jared Leto reveals he hasn’t watched a movie of his own in 22 years during promotion Morbius. Leto has appeared on TV and in movies since the early 90s, but it wasn’t until after his role in Requiem for a dream in 2000 the actor became more widely known. Since starring in Darren Aronofsky’s raw story about drug addiction, the actor has continued to appear in a variety of projects, ranging from content thrillers like panic room Oscar winners like Dallas Buyers Clubat big budget comic book rates like suicide squad. The actor was recently seen in Ridley Scott’s Gucci House like Paolo Gucci.
Leto has now appeared as the Joker in two films and his version remains one of the most controversial versions of the iconic character. 2016 suicide squad was almost universally criticized, but the actor reprized his role for a cameo at the end of Zack Snyder’s Justice League in 2021, which saw a more positive reaction from the public. Leto is next set to appear as the titular character in Morbius, which tells the story of a biochemist who accidentally becomes a vampire after trying to cure himself of a rare blood disease. Although the film has yet to be officially released, reactions to early screenings have been mostly negative.
In a new interview on UK Radio-X with host Chris Moyles as part of the actor Morbius press circuit, Leto reveals that he hasn’t watched a movie of his own in 22 years. Leto explains that the last time he watched one of his own films was at Cannes in 2000 when Aronofsky took him to a screening of Requiem for a Dream.
While Leto doesn’t explain why he refuses to watch his own movies, he’s certainly far from the only actor to do so. Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon, Joaquin Phoenix, Javier Bardem, Johnny Depp and more have all mentioned at one time or another that they don’t like watching themselves on screen. For some it seems to be a matter of avoiding separating their own work and looking for flaws, while for others it would seem to be simply a matter of not feeling comfortable looking at themselves. in their character. Leto could have any number of reasons for not wanting to watch any of his previous films, but it seems Aronofsky didn’t give him many choices in 2000.
Famous Leto takes a very methodical approach to acting and made headlines in 2016 for his questionable behavior behind the scenes of suicide squad. It’s possible that after putting so much of himself into every role he plays, watching the film would diminish Leto’s transformation experience somewhat. Whatever the reasoning behind the decision, it is unfortunate that Leto won’t be able to see some of the best movies he’s involved in like Dallas Buyers Club Where Blade Runner 2049. Of course, there are also a few that are probably better not to have seen, suicide squad be at the top of the list. Early reactions suggest that Morbius could also fall into this category.
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- Morbius (2022)Release date: April 01, 2022
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