Jared Leto - Jared Leto Planned To Turn Down Movie Role

Rocker/actor Jared Leto planned to turn down his transgender role in new movie Dallas Buyers Club over fears the job would affect his music career.

The American Psycho star has been focusing on his work with his band 30 Seconds to Mars in recent years, but makes a return to the big screen in the new drama opposite Matthew MCConaughey and Jennifer Garner.

Leto has received a slew of positive reviews for his role as a transgender woman in the film, but admits he nearly passed up the chance to tackle the part.

He tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "I haven't been in a film in the past five years because I've been working on my music. My plan was to turn the role down, but it didn't work out."


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