Jared Leto has already caused a stir in the past with his unusual acting methods — whether with extreme weight loss and gain or with lived out peculiarities of his characters, which he often does not discard between takes (so he is said to have his » Suicide Squad » -Co-stars sent Joker-like quirky gifts like used condoms or a rat). After working with the Oscar winner, quite a few colleagues explained that they only met the real Jared Leto after the end of the shooting, because he was completely immersed in his role during that time.
And that seems to have been very similar to the Marvel adventure Morbius currently in cinemas , in which Leto embodies the eponymous scientist who suffers from a rare blood disorder and turns into a vampire after a daring experiment. The fact that the actor mostly stayed in the role even during the breaks in shooting slowed down the work in this case in a particularly abstruse way…
In the wheelchair to the toilet
In an interview with the website Uproxx , «Morbius» director Daniel Espinosa recently confirmed a story that until then had only been circulating as a rumor. Jared Leto was so immersed in his role as the frail Michael Morbius that he used his crutches every time he needed to go to the bathroom.
However, since it took too much time in the long run that Leto always hobbled slowly to go to the toilet, a curious compromise was finally found with which everyone involved was satisfied: Leto was ultimately wheeled to the toilet to avoid the to speed things up a bit.
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Although the actor may have tried the patience of many on set (and certainly some studio executives), Espinosa took it easy and supported his star wherever he could. For Leto, for the filmmaker, it was just part of the process of getting a feel for the character and her lifelong suffering, and getting the most out of the role.
You can still see on the big screen whether he really succeeded. Meanwhile, our quite clear opinion on this can be found in the FILMSTARTS review and our podcast on the screen love…
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