Jared Leto admits he felt judged by the public when he went out in public wearing his 'Dallas Buyers Club' drag costume.
Jared Leto felt judged by people while filming 'Dallas Buyers Club'.
The 'Requiem For A Dream' actor donned full drag attire and lost almost three stone to play HIV positive transgender character Rayon in the Oscar-nominated drama, and admits the general public's reaction to his costume was sometimes hard to take.
Asked whether he wandered the streets in drag, he told ShortList magazine: ''Yeah, I did that a lot and - as pretty a woman as I thought I made - I didn't fool anyone.
''I went to the supermarket [in drag], mainly to stare at food because I wasn't eating, and I got lots of looks. Some were just like, 'Wait, is that ... that guy from films? Dressed as a woman?'
''But I also got a look that was like, 'I don't know who or what that is, but I don't f***ing like it.' A judgement, a condemnation.''
Jared - who has been focusing on his music career with his rock band 30 Seconds to Mars in recent years - spent a whopping eight hours a day in make-up on set and claims making the movie wasn't an enjoyable experience.
He explained: ''Losing 40lb - that's not fun. Let me be clear: there's no fun making a movie like 'Dallas Buyers Club'. I don't think one joke was cracked the entire time. Obviously, there are funny bits in the film - I don't think it made the final cut ... on the whole, the process of acting can be very tedious.
''For this movie, I was in make-up for eight hours. Twenty minutes is annoying, y'know, but eight hours?''