Jared Leto - Jared Leto Haunted By Roommate's Death From Aids
Actor/rocker Jared Leto drew on his real life experiences to play a transsexual with Hiv in his new movie Dallas Buyers Club as his roommate died from Aids in 1991.
The American Psycho star appears opposite Matthew MCConaughey, who plays a man diagnosed with Aids, in the new drama and Leto admits he saw the chilling effects of the disease first-hand after moving to Los Angeles in the 1990s.
He tells E! News, "I rented a room in a three-bedroom apartment and one of the rooms was rented by a man who was dying (of Aids)... I was in the middle of the film and it (the memory) hit me. I couldn't believe I had this experience with this man who was incredibly gentle. It was actually in the first week of filming that I recalled this and it really affected me in a deep way...He was a wonderful person."