If You Stop to Pick up a Hitchhiker, Make Sure It’s Not Jared Leto First

Actor, musician and crazy person Jared Leto is about to do something insane again. In celebration of his new album with his band 30 Seconds to Mars, he’s going to hitchhike across America. This is presumably because his album is called America. It’s kind of a shame it isn’t called Antarctica, I’d love to see what kind of stunt he came up with for that. Maybe blowing a penguin or something.

Just in case you haven’t been keeping up with Jared Leto, he’s been getting progressively crazier ever since he played Jordan Catalano on My So-Called Life. He’s a method actor, so he does things like send rats to his co-stars on the set of a movie he’s in for five minutes or wear contacts that actually blind him to play a blind character. And when he played Mark David Chapman in Chapter 27, he gained so much weight he got gout and then shot John Lennon.

Leto dropped in on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show On Air With Ryan Seacrest to talk about his plans, which he called “a pretty big adventure,” where he’ll be hitchhiking, “among other things,” from New York to Los Angeles.

Leto’s next stop was The Tonight Show where he told host Jimmy Fallon he wanted to ride a donkey through the Grand Canyon and fly a hot air balloon during his trip before being picked up by A$AP Rocky, the first unfortunate person who will have to listen to Leto drone on about his craft like a rerun of an episode of Fraiser where Fraiser and Niles were in a community theater production.

Leto isn’t the first celebrity to hitchhike across the country. John Waters wrote a book, Carsick, about a hitchhiking trip he took, though he ended up making most of the trip with a 20-year-old Maryland city councilman who thought he was homeless. Of course, I would stop and pick John Waters up, but who knows what weird s**t Jared Leto might pull in preparation for his next movie role. He’s going to hear from his agent he got cast in the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre and end up wearing your skin.

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