Acting is definitely an art and there are many ways to approach it.
Some people learn their lines, turn them on when the director calls for action, then stop and go home. Others immerse themselves in the character for months on end, adopting an entirely new accent and lifestyle for the role.
The 49-year-old takes on the role of Paolo Gucci, who was once chief designer and vice president of luxury fashion brand Gucci, and it looks like Leto really went the extra mile to accurately portray him.
Asked how he captured the character’s legacy, he told iD, “I did it all. I was snorting lines of arrabbiata sauce in the middle of this movie. I had olive oil for blood.
“It’s a deep dive that I did. If you took a biopsy of my skin it would come back as Parmesan! This is my love letter to Italy.
“There was a lot of work and preparation, and yes I had an Italian accent and I enjoyed and embraced that, and I lived in this space as much as I could, and for as long as I could. .
“I climbed into this creative cave and came out through the intestines and intestines into the esophagus of the one and only Paolo Gucci. “
Wow. That’s a hell of a response there.
Leto – who is also the lead singer of Thirty Seconds to Mars, a band he formed with his older brother Shannon – went on to explain that fully immersing himself in this manner made it easier for him to tackle a project. also intimidating.
He continued, “It goes back to Paolo’s ass: Al Pacino (Aldo Gucci) feels bigger than me; Ridley feels bigger than me; everything feels bigger than me.
“It seems impossible when you look at him from the outside to stand up against your heroes. It all sounds intimidating.
“But that’s the advantage of working in an immersive way. You are so entrenched in your character it’s like going to war. You have trained for battle and nothing can stop you. “
Leto stars alongside Adam Driver (Maurizio Gucci) and Lady Gaga (Patrizia Reggiani) in the film, which releases tomorrow (Friday, November 26).
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