– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Jared Leto isn’t a huge fan of Jared Leto — or at the very least, he isn’t really one to judge, based on what he’s seen of his own performances. Leto is known for his deeply engaging roles, and last year saw his interpretation of the Joker in Suicide Squad. But believe it or not, for all that work he put into it, he never actually saw his own performance.

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Speaking with Syfy Wire, the actor revealed that he rarely watches his own performance, saying:

“As soon as you watch it, that’s when it becomes subjective. I just think with watching your own films, it can be too self-conscious of a process. You either like what you did and you’re prone to repeat it, or you didn’t like it, and it can make you self-conscious. I’m not sure how much win there is for me. But I read the scripts, so I know what’s going to happen.”

He has a point. Being too self-conscious is pretty much the worst thing that can happen to an actor. By getting hung up on specific tics or tendencies, you could very well be holding someone back from an authentic performance, so it’s understandable that he’d think seeing his own work would be a detriment to his own well being.

While Leto hasn’t seen most of his movies, he did say that he watched Requiem for a Dream, and he hopes to see Blade Runner 2049 “at some point.”

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SOURCE: Syfy Wire

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.