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Jared Leto Snorted Lines of Arrabbiata Sauce to Prepare For ‘House of Gucci’ Role, Takes Method Acting to a Whole ‘Nother Level

Actors do all sorts of things to prepare for a big movie role. Some gain or lose weight. Others change their hairstyle or adopt an accent. But Jared Leto went all out in a novel way to play Paolo Gucci in the biopic House of Gucci. Apparently, the Academy Award winner took a deep dive into Italian food.

In a new interview with i-D, Leto claimed that he was “snorting lines of arrabbiata sauce by the middle of this movie. I had olive oil for blood.” He continued: “If you took a biopsy of my skin, it would come back as Parmesan cheese!”

Why did he indulge in all things antipasto? Because, he explained, the movie was “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 lived in that space as much as I could, and for as long as I possibly could. I climbed into that creative cave and came out through the bowels and intestines into the esophagus of the one and only Paolo Gucci.”

Strangely, despite all that heavy food, Leto was still slim enough that he needed a fat suit for the film – even though the real-life Paolo Gucci wasn’t overweight.

One thing that is, without a doubt, oversized? Leto’s ego. He told i-D that “bringing Paolo to life was like birthing a bowling ball out of my sphincter.” And then he went on to brag: “I’m the heart and soul of the film, and probably the brains too.”

Too bad that film has been totally panned by critics as vapid and boring. But tell us more about what you ate, Leto. That’s really all we’re interested in. Oh, wait, Stanley Tucci already did the Italian food tour thing, and better than you.

Cover Photo: Fabio Lovino / MGM / Courtesy Everett Collection



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