Jared Leto Goes on Month-Long Fast to Lose Weight for New Movie

November 30, 2012

Jared Leto has signed-on to play a transsexual woman in the Dallas Buyers Club, the same movie that Matthew McConaughey lost 38 pounds for. Leto says he only signed-on for the role a few weeks ago and has had to lose the weight in a small amount of time. 

Leto used a fast to lose the weight quickly and says he is making sure to drop the weight in a healthy way. That isn't stopping his body from showing some serious side effects. 

"Your body goes through weird stages," he said. "Sometimes it's hard to hold on to water. But for me, it's not about the most weight I can lose, it's more to represent the character. I'm focused on what it means to be a transsexual woman." 

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