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Jared Leto Continues His Crazy Streak in ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel

No one likes method actors. People pretend to be impressed, but really, every time you tell someone to call you Biff during rehearsal for Death of a Salesman at your community theater, everyone is rolling their eyes and mouthing “what an asshole” as they walk away from you. No one spends more time annoying their castmates with their unnecessary displays of commitment to acting than Jared Leto, though.

Maybe you’re familiar with how he paid someone to dress as a henchman and deliver a dead pig to his Suicide Squad castmates.Or how he sent Margot Robbie, who played Harley Quinn, a live rat. Imagine being in Suicide Squad with this douche, sitting around yelling at some PA “I’m the fucking Joker, bring me a cheese danish or I’ll rape your mother!” He was only in the movie for like, ten minutes, but he gave his co-stars a lifetime of memories of him being a huge dick. Which is apparently one of his better attributes.

Someone involved in the Blade Runner sequel, which is super creatively named Blade Runner 2049, thought it would be a good idea to cast this maniac as a blind person. According to Entertainment Tonight, he did exactly what you’d expect him to do and wore contact lenses that actually made him blind.

Because it’s not like the ability to see would be useful on a movie set for things like finding your mark or not walking into the prop scenery.

Director Dennis Villeneuve had high praise for Leto’s commitment, saying:

“He could not see at all. He was walking with an assistant, very slowly. It was like seeing Jesus walking into a temple,” he recalled. “Everybody became super silent, and there was a kind of sacred moment. Everyone was in awe. It was so beautiful and powerful — I was moved to tears.”

Yeah, I’ll bet that’s what happened. At no point did he think to himself “I can’t believe this asshole blinded himself, I have a shooting schedule and a budget to keep to and he can’t just pretend to be blind? I’ll bet they didn’t have to put up with this shit on Daredevil.”

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