Usually, the mere thought of Jared Leto posing for a magazine wearing nothing but underwear would make any woman go ‘Wowza!’, not necessarily because he is such a hottie in real life, but because he is a total hottie when shirtless. However, Jared is not the man to be satisfied with just your average shirtless photo shoot (like Brad Pitt or Matt Damon, for instance): he also has to show the ladies his more fleshy parts. By ‘fleshy’ I obviously mean his chunkiness.
Believe it or not, this is Jared Leto, the way he used to look when he was shooting for the movie ‘Chapter 27′, in which he played John Lennon’s murderer, Mark David Chapman. The pics will appear in ‘Purple Magazine’, as taken by Terry Richardson and they are meant to show us, the public, what the actor had to go through while working on said movie.
Truth is, his endeavor is admirable, even if the project itself was utterly panned by critics at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. In fact, it was so poorly received, that many wondered if Jared was not becoming just a shooting star in what concerns his acting (he is also a singer and frontman for the rock band 30 Seconds to Mars). Be that as it may, I say he proved his worth when he actually went on a ‘burger diet’ and gained lots of weight to get into character for the film.
The last photo was taken six months after shooting ended and when, the magazine says, Jared was back to his ’sexy old self’. My, my, if I may say so: he does look like Christian Bale in the ‘Machinist’. He could be sexy, for someone like one of the Olsen twins or Nicole Richie – it’s all a matter of perspective. In fact, not even this shocking photo shoot can help Jared or ‘Chapter 27′ now, since both are doomed.
I’ll explain: Leto’s career has started to go downhill since he began to display that which we would call an ‘infatuation with his own person’. The man’s ego is so huge that it almost creates the impression that no one else can live beside him, not so much earn a living in the industry. Plus, being rude to the press and the fans is not helping your ‘art’, man! And ‘Chapter 27′ got some very negative reviews for that (Leto’s rude behavior), being labeled a poor movie. I doubt anyone will be willing to leave prejudices aside and go see it (anyone, other than me, that is).
These being said, we should give kudos to the man who had the guts to ruin his once ripped physique by getting fat, then putting on his underwear and go and pose for a famous magazine. Enjoy Jared in all his chubbiness! Once more, with feeling: zexy!