Jared Leto always goes to extremes to get into character. And to play Paolo Gucci for the Gucci House film, Leto snorted lines of arrabbiata sauce, which is a spicy marinara sauce.
The Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman and actor often goes above and beyond to get into character. To become emaciated for his role in Requiem for a dream to have gout after gaining weight for her role in the film Chapter 27 according to The Playlist, he’s ready to do whatever it takes for his movie roles.
Leto portrays Paolo Gucci, the chief designer and vice president of Gucci, in the recent Gucci House movie. In an interview with username the musician / actor said he used a recording of Paolo’s voice and took inspiration from the creative director’s voice to reduce the emphasis.
Leto also says the performance was very physical and that “bringing Paolo to life was like pulling a bowling ball out of my sphincter”.
So what exactly did he do to embody his role as Paolo? âI did everything. I was sniffing lines of arrabbiata sauce in the middle of this movie. I had olive oil for blood. It was a deep dive I did. If you did one. biopsy of my skin, it would come back as parmesan cheese! This is 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 this, and I lived in this space as much as I could, for as long as I possibly could. I climbed into this creative cave and came out through the bowels and intestines into the esophagus of the one and only Paolo Gucci. “
Leto isn’t the only one who has gone to extremes to get into character. In an interview with Vogue, Lady Gaga lived as Patrizia Reggiani, who was married to Maurizio Gucci for a year and a half, dyed her hair and spoke with an accent for nine months, even off camera. She also studied animals like cats, foxes and panthers to embody her role as Patrizia.
Gucci House released last week on November 24 to coincide with Gucci’s 100th anniversary.