Jared Leto Cast as Hugh Hefner, Every Method Actors Dream Role

How method will Leto get when crawling into the skin of a millionaire playboy?

Jared Leto is a peculiar pop star.  During the 2000s, he had the reputation of a good musician with a bad acting problem.  Since he secured an Oscar for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club, it seems like Leto is being cast in every big studio production since.

Look, I don’t hate Jared Leto.  Requiem for a Dream and Dallas Buyers Club are two great films with incredible performances from Leto.  However since all the horror stories of his method acting for the Joker in Suicide Squad, and then his performance being one of the most laughable interpretations of the clown prince of crime left a bad taste in my mouth.  When news broke of Leto actually blinding himself for the production of Blade Runner 2049, I’m pretty sure my reaction was “okay… and?”

Now that he is stepping into the shoes of the most notorious playboy on the planet, the world needs to brace itself for whatever method acting hijinks Leto is going to get himself into.  The project will be helmed by Brett Ratner, who has been eyeing the project since 2007. He and Hef have reportedly been friends for a long time, so hopefully that will lend some authenticity to the role.  Just the thought of Jared Leto playing the sex icon in his later years makes my skin crawl.

I hope this projects goes well.  I hope Jared Leto is able to add another great performance to his portfolio.  Ever since his Oscar, he has churned out some pretty laughable material.  To quote the ultimate joke from the latest season of Bojack Horseman, Honeydew is like the Jared Leto of fruit; the worst part of everything it’s in.