Jared Leto to gain weight for role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 February 2014
Jared Leto

Jared Leto

Jared Leto may gain 50lbs for his next role after losing weight to play a transexual in Dallas Buyer's Club

Jared Leto may gain 50lbs for his next role.

The actor and singer lost 30lbs to play the party of transsexual prostitute Rayon in 'Dallas Buyer's Club', but says his next move could be in the complete opposite direction.

He told People magazine: "Maybe I'll play a bodybuilder and gian 50lbs of muscle."

The star and his brother Shannon - who is his bandmate in 30 Seconds to Mars - put their success down to determination and also thank their mother, Constance, for always encouraging them.

Shannon said of their youth: "We were really poor, but had paint, canvases and bongos instead of G.I. Joes (action figures)."

Jared added: "Creativity was a salvation. We had a hippie mom who encouraged us to pursue our dreams."

The 42-year-old actor is up for Best Supporting Actor for his role in 'Dallas Buyer's Club' at the Oscars on March 2, and says is walking on air to have the nomination.

He added: "I wish I could stay nominated forever. Then no-one has to lose and we all get to celebrate."

Dallas Buyers Club

  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 1h 57min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée
  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto
  • UK release: 7 February 2014

True story about an electrician who battles the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies after being diagnosed HIV-positive in 1986.

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