– 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


    Sorry bud, most professionals need to evaluate review and reflect on changes they may need to make in their professional skill set to ensure they either stay at a baseline of competency or improve. So nice of you to think that you don’t have to bother with any of that at all m, actor tw@t man.

    • mahunterjr

      Dude is an accomplished actor- you gonna tell him how to be a pro?



        • mahunterjr

          No offense, but he’s obviously improved enough over the course of his career , using his own methods, to win an academy award.

          I’m sure he doesn’t need advice from some random guy on a forum.

          • HUNTERofTROLLZ

            Ah yes, the come to the famous-persons-defence princess.

            Did it release endorphins in your body? Did it give you a shiver of associative superiority? Are you his cock holder? 🐔👌🏻💪🏻

            Method? Condoms? Sh•t band? My So Called Life thoat necklaces? Beat up in Fight Club? Called the WORST Joker ever. Sends dead rodents to people? Was the best of a bad Oscar season (you DO know the studios that spend the most ‘buy’ the gold, ya?), AND on…

            ’Some random guy on the internet’? This random guy has been in Talent Management (Agency Owner & Director, make that Agencies) for I’ve 25+ years, reps Lit, Producers, Directors, Actors and High Fashion Models, I’m one of the original people that fed scoops to Dark Horizins and others Ent. sites (even far sh•t AICN Harry douche, ugh) in their late 90’s and early 00’s heyday. More than enough money, awards, and respect have been enjoyed in my life.

            Offence taken. Much offence taken.

            This isn’t a ‘Talkbackers’ site.

            Now go ahead, show you don’t know me here on DH by calling me out because ‘Internet.’ 🙄

          • 2 Left Thumbs

            Your allowed to dislike an actor. But you might want to get that superiority complex checked. That can’t be healthy.

          • HUNTERofTROLLZ

            Hard pass.

          • HUNTERofTROLLZ

            Dislike? No, I’ve know him and associated professionals/friends personally. I despise him.

            Superiority? That’s for people that are less awesome than me.

            Healthy? You’ve got 2 Left Thumbs, so what do YOU know.

            Cheers. No hard feelings. 😉

          • 2 Left Thumbs

            Looks like you edited your last post into a short response instead of that big rant where you came across as a bit of a dickhead. So at least you must have realized your reply was a bit much.

            I won’t pretend to know you or whether you are/aren’t a bad person. Let bygones be bygones and all that. You have a good one man.

          • HUNTERofTROLLZ

            No shit.

          • 2 Left Thumbs

            Definitely a good attitude – trying to keep discussions on topic and not wanting it to devolve into personal.

            I didn’t meant you sounded like a dickhead for standing up for yourself. I can’t look back at the comment now. But I recall there being a line – where you were using your experience in the bis as a way to look down on mahunterjr. That was the part I didn’t like. It was starting to feel bully like.

            But you obviously didn’t mean it as an attack or anything. So it’s very forgivable.
            I plan to delete my part in this comment chain within 24 hours or so. No point having this weird off-topic back and forth clogging up the feed

          • HUNTERofTROLLZ

            Dude, same.
            I’ll delete mine next 24 hours, too.
            I appreciate your kind words.

            Well met…
            Oldensxhuol forearm handshake.
            Plus, internet digital cheers.🍻

          • mahunterjr

            Ok, still dumb though

          • HUNTERofTROLLZ

            That’s your opinion.

            You’re entitled to it, I’d fight for your right to voice it,brother.

            Also, still… Yes. 😉

  • Deplorable_Me

    I wish I hadn’t watched his performance as Joker as well…

  • Psychotic Bitch With a Knife
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.