Leto, who put his acting career on hold for over six years to release music with his band, Thirty Seconds To Mars, is in the running for the best supporting actor prize and he says the acclaim he is receiving for the role proves he was right to end his film hiatus for the project.
“It took six years for this to come to me. I wasn’t looking to make a film but I ended up reading the script and fell in love (with it),” he said, adding, “I don’t want to sound like a jerk right now but someone told me yesterday that I’ve won over 30 awards for it already. I didn’t even know there were 30 awards to win. The big ones were the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards recently,” Leto had to dress as a woman and lose weight for his role.