While some critics had harsh words to say about Jared Leto’s performance in House of Gucci, the actor said he didn’t care.
Jared Leto has had his fair share of great movie characters who have been talked about a lot on the internet, whether it was his take on Joker in 2016. suicide squador his future role as Morbius in Sony’s Marvel Universe. Another role that has garnered him a lot of attention recently is his performance as Paolo Gucci in Ridley Scott’s Gucci House, a part that saw the star donning a significant amount of prosthetics and being called over the top with comparisons made to the Nintendo game character Wario. However, speaking in an interview with Screendaily, Leto revealed that he doesn’t tend to pay attention to people’s opinions.
“I can imagine [the reaction] because it’s a great swing,” Leto explained. “I don’t look at reviews, I don’t look at reviews or read comments, but I did my best. Paolo is the best I can do. If you don’t like the job, that’s okay. I had a blast playing it, dug as deep as I could. It’s also that thing if you don’t piss people off, then you’re doing something wrong. As an actor, if you want to put a dent in things, you have to break things up a bit, and not everyone will understand that. So if that happens, great.”
“I could understand Paolo’s desire to be taken seriously as an artist, his desire to be heard, his desire to create something special and share it with the world,” Leto continued. “He reminded me a lot of my grandfather, who had a kind of mischievous charm and was gregarious and full of life and laughter. In my life, I can be quite reserved and quiet unless I’m on stage [with his band 30 Seconds To Mars]so I like that Paolo sings and dances practically all the time.”
Jared Leto would love to play Paolo Gucci again in a prequel movie
Following the release of Gucci House, Jared Leto has opened up about how much he’d love to reunite with co-star Al Pacino to do a prequel to the film, and he even had a title idea for the project. “I would love to do a prequel for Gucci House. Just the two of uswe could call it,” Leto told SiriusXM while discussing the film and his experience working with fellow Oscar winner Pacino, who he also revealed didn’t recognize him on set.
“The first day of shooting, he didn’t know it was me, and I came up to him and said, you know, ‘hello.’ was just some Italian weirdo trying to talk to him or get his autograph or something. I came up to him a couple of times and someone finally whispered, ‘It’s Paolo, it’s Jared there below. And he was like, ‘My son, my son,’ and he fell to the ground. He was just amazed. To have this happen with one of the greatest actors in the world was a beautiful gift and made me gave faith that if Al can believe in this guy, then we all can. It was a confidence boost at first, and I loved working with him.
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