Jared Leto ‘didn't eat’ to lose weight

By admin
14 March 2013

The actor and musician lost 30 pounds (14 kg) for his role in the movie The Dallas Buyers Club

Jared Leto "didn't eat" to lose 30 pounds (14 kg) for a film role.

The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman dropped down to 116 pounds (53 kg) alongside his co-star Matthew McConaughey, who lost 38 pounds (17 kg), to play a transsexual with Aids in The Dallas Buyers Club, and said it left him feeling very fragile.

The 41-year-old rocker told EOnline.com: "I got down to 116 or something. I just basically didn't eat. I ate very little.

"I had done similar things with weight, but this was different; I think the role demanded that commitment . . . It was about how does that affect how I walk, how I talk, who I am, how I feel. You know, you feel very fragile and delicate and unsafe."

The singer and actor says some of his family and friends were shocked by his dramatic weight loss, as they weren’t aware he was doing the movie.

He explained: "It's not a great thing to see. If you run into people or see family who don't know what you're doing, they think that you're sick." Like Matthew, Jared has slowly been regaining weight since they finished filming. In January Matthew revealed he was relieved to be almost back to his normal weight of 165 pounds (75 kg) because the extreme weight loss had taken a toll on his health. -Bang Showbizz

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