×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Even After Golden Globes Win, Jared Leto Considers Himself an ‘Outsider’

When Jared Leto’s name was called at the Golden Globes as the winner of best supporting actor for his work as transgender drug addict Rayon in “Dallas Buyers Club,” he was likely the only person in the room to be surprised. In an interview one week ago today, which will appear in this week’s issue of Variety, Leto admitted he hadn’t prepared a speech and called himself a “dark horse.”

Asked backstage about this remark after his win, he noted, “Well, obviously I didn’t prepare a speech.” And does he still feel like the dark horse? “I’ve always been a bit of an outsider and I don’t think that changes after tonight.” But, as he noted, “Rayon was a bit of an outsider.”

In actuality, his speech was quite lovely and entertaining. He talked about waxing his entire body, including his eyebrows, and added, “”I’m just fortunate that it wasn’t a period piece so I didn’t have to do a full Brazilian. Ladies, you know what I’m talking about though…and so do some of you men, I think.” On a more serious note, he added: “To the Rayons of the world, thanks for the inspiration.”

Backstage, Leto was lighthearted and amused by some of the questions that came his way. When one journalist asked the ponytailed Leto about “your hombre hair” he quickly interrupted: “Next question, please!”

At one point when asked a question, Leto admitted he didn’t hear it because he had spotted Spike Jonze, who had just won for his “Her” screenplay, in the room. “I didn’t hear anything you said because I was looking at Spike Jonze,” he said with a laugh.

Asked if he anticipated the awards love for “Dallas Buyers Club” while making the film, he said, “Not for a single second. I hadn’t made a film in so long I was just focused on not letting anyone down.” In fact, Leto hadn’t shot a film since 2007’s “Mr. Nobody,” which was only released in 2013, since taking on “Dallas.”

As for what’s next, Leto said, “I’m still trying to breathe right now. It’s kind of surreal. I didn’t’ expect that I would win tonight. At all. So I’m shocked and honored and grateful and happy just to be here in the company of so many talented people.”

More Film

  • Playwright Mark Medoff author of "Children

    Mark Medoff, 'Children of a Lesser God' Playwright, Dies at 79

    Mark Medoff, the playwright who wrote Tony Award-winning play “Children of a Lesser God,” died Tuesday in Las Cruces, N.M. He was 79. His daughter Jessica Medoff Bunchman posted news of his death on Facebook, and the Las Cruces Sun-News attributed the cause to cancer. “Children of a Lesser God” starred John Rubinstein and Phyllis Frelich [...]

  • Editorial use only. No book cover

    Interscope Films Relaunches With Full Slate at Tribeca (EXCLUSIVE)

    The Interscope record label’s interest in film/music crossover isn’t exactly a secret: With hit companion albums for “A Star Is Born,” “Black Panther” and “La La Land,” they’ve seemed to own the soundtrack space at times in recent years. And the company hasn’t completely made a secret of its desire to move into film production. [...]

  • Avengers: Endgame

    'Avengers: Endgame': Fans and Theaters Assemble for Biggest Marvel Movie Ever

    For San Diego resident Shawn Richter, “Avengers: Endgame” is more than the conclusion to a monumental period in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As the West Coast branch chair of Avengers Initiative, a cosplay charity that raises money for causes like the Ronald McDonald House Children’s Charities, the comics of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby are [...]

  • Jillian Bell appears in Brittany Runs

    Amazon's 'Brittany Runs a Marathon' Sets Summer Release

    “Brittany Runs a Marathon” will be rushing to theaters on Aug. 23. Amazon Studios dated the comedy on Wednesday. The pic, starring Jillian Bell (“Rough Night,” “22 Jump Street”), won the audience award at the Sundance Film Festival. The flick follows the titutal Brittany, who decides to run around New York City in order to [...]

  • Lionsgate Hires Lynn Whitney in Marketing

    Lionsgate Hires Former Warner Bros. Exec Lynn Whitney

    Lionsgate announced Wednesday that Lynn Whitney will become head of worldwide paid media, partnerships, promotions and consumer products. Whitney was formerly the executive VP of worldwide media at Warner Bros.   In her new role, Whitney will build out media campaigns for movies like Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron’s romantic comedy “Long Shot.” “I am [...]

  • El silencio de otros

    Film Review: 'The Silence of Others'

    “Forgiven but not forgotten” is a platitude we routinely use to end disputes both petty and grievous, but it’s the reverse outcome — the mass forgetting of crimes and conflicts never truly resolved — that itches away at a post-Franco Spain in “The Silence of Others.” Soberly chronicling the ongoing legal battle of General Franco’s [...]

  • A Womans Work-The NFLs Cheerleader Problem

    Tribeca Documentaries Explore Gender Issues in Sport

    Up until recently, what it meant to be a professional female athlete in a world dominated by men wasn’t an issue that garnered high volumes of public interest, let alone national headlines. But that all changed in October 2017 when stories from the New York Times and the New Yorker detailing sexual allegations and improper [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content