Famous for his numerous movie roles and peculiar method acting style, Jared Leto is often in the news. The actor made his first film appearance back In the mid-’90s and has appeared in several other projects since then.
In a recent interview, the 50-year-old revealed that he hadn’t watched a project he was featured in 22 years. While this isn’t strange to several actors, the decades he managed to avoid self featured projects is undoubtedly impressive.
The “Morbius” actor admitted that his last time watching a movie he appeared in was 2000 for “Requiem for a Dream,” which he was made to sit through. This was coincidentally the movie that brought him to the limelight.
Jared Leto Hasn’t Watched His Own Movie In 22 Years
It’s common for actors to skip watching their own movies because they don’t like it; however, Leto takes it to a whole new level. While some may be forced to see themselves on screen due to movie premieres, film festivals, and the likes, the actor is quite adamant about not seeing himself on screen.
The “Morbius” star graced UK’s Radio X (Via Screen Rant) to promote his newest movie and revealed that he hadn’t seen a film he starred in for over 20 years. Leto told the host, Chris Moyles, about his distaste for watching his own projects.
The last time Leto sat through one of his own films was apparently in 2000 for “Requiem for a Dream.” The 50-year-old was made to sit through the movie screening at Cannes Film Festival by Darren Aronofsky, the film director.
Jared Leto Started Acting In The Early ’90s
Leto made his film debut in 1995 in a small part of “How to Make an American Quilt.” Since then, the 50-year-old has appeared in several projects, including thrillers like “Panic Room,” Critically acclaimed works like “Dallas Buyers Club,” and big-budget superhero movies like “Suicide Squad.”
Leto played the DC villain, the Joker, for two movies in the comic universe. His performance remains one of the most divisive portrayals of the character. He reprised his role in a cameo which came towards the end of Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” released in 2021.
One of his most recent movies is “House of Gucci” by Ridley Scott, where the actor plays Paolo Gucci. Leto is slated to appear in Sony/Marvel’s “Morbius” as the title character. His character is a doctor with a rare blood disease who becomes a vampire in an attempt to cure himself.
Other Actors Who Don’t Like Watching Themselves On Screen
Although his case is odd, Leto isn’t the only actor to consciously avoid his movies. Oscar-winner Meryl Streep revealed that she usually had no interest in her movies after watching them the first time. Out of her scores of films, the actress has reportedly not watched any more than once.
Another actor who prefers staying away from movies about him is Johnny Depp. Depp has starred in no less than 45 movies in the last few decades but apparently had no interest in the movies once they were done. He once said, “I stay as far away as I possibly can. I don’t like watching myself.”
Reese Witherspoon mentioned avoiding herself on screen, revealing that it would make her “spiral into a state of self-hate.” Other actors who disliked seeing themselves on screen include Javier Bardem, Joaquin Phoenix, and others.
‘Morbius’ Will Hit Theaters In April
The “Morbius” buzz started almost two years ago, and Sony has held off the movie’s release since then. The initial date was July 2020, but it was moved mainly due to the COVID pandemic. The movie was directed by Daniel Espinosa with Matt Sazama as the writer.
The movie stayed on the sidelines while Marvel Comic adaptations like “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” “Eternals,” “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” and a number of others were released. Leto plays the main character Michael Morbius; a doctor turned vampire.
Besides Leto, other casts in the movie include Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Tyrese Gibson, and Al Madrigal. “Morbius” is slated for release on April 1, 2022.
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