Jared Leto doesn’t want kids right now: ‘I have a lot of… things to take care of’

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I’m not into Jared Leto at all these days. He gives me creepy-predator vibes, and the ‘70s-style hair isn’t helping. Leto covers the latest issue of ES Magazine, and I swear, the entire editorial is like this. Even the clothes have that late ‘60s, aging hippie burnout vibe. He looks like a guy who drives a decrepit white van and drops acid every other day. Of course, I also find Leto’s latest Gucci Guilty ads to be… creepy and gross, so maybe that’s just his vibe now. Anyway… Jared is promoting his role in Blade Runner 2049, where he plays the guy who “manufactures” the humanoids, the disposable workforce. Some highlights from ES Magazine:

He isn’t interested in kids right now: “I think it’s really important to be present if you have children. I have a lot of… things to take care of.”

He’s not a “method actor” about everything: “I mean if I was in Baywatch II, I don’t think I’d need to do it. That would be so much fun, to be in a movie as fun as that. But everyone’s got to do what works for them. Some people can be eating chicken nuggets with a stripper on their lap and then jump right into it. I’ve always just done what I have to do in order to do a good job—and I feel I do a better job when I give a bigger commitment. The shows that stand out with Thirty Seconds to Mars are the ones where I’m willing to cross the line and step into that uncomfortable place of imbalance, where I don’t understand what’s going to happen next.”

His crazy home, which was a former secret Air Force base. “God knows what they did here. But it talks. We’ve already had ghost sightings reported by my housekeeper. A handyman quit the project as he had an encounter. But I feel quite at home up here. It’s like a refuge. You’re at the top of this mountain. There’s this breeze coming through. It’s hard to leave.”

His friendship with Leo DiCaprio: “I don’t have many friends so I do enjoy spending time with the few that I have. He’s really funny. I’ve known him for a very long time. But he’s usually busy. There are people I’m really enamored with but it’s hard to find time to spend with them.”

He’s been reading Frederich Nietzsche for decades: “The Will to Power is such a fascinating thing. I think we’re probably more responsible for the definition of ourselves than most of us would think. Probably. A great deal of the world thinks that… they may not have as much… authority in their own lives as they do. But I have found that we are… very responsible for our stories. Yep.’

Blade Runner 2049. “I play a character called Neander Wallace — to be honest they had me at the name. I read the script and fell in love with the character. But I don’t think I’m allowed to talk about it — I may have already got in trouble for telling you the name… I can tell you that the experience of making it was one of the highlights of my film career.’

[From ES Magazine]

Those stories about his haunted house are freaking me out. I believe him too – I think he and his staff have probably dealt with some crazy sh-t. As for the rest of it… I’m not surprised that he’s buds with Leo D. I’m not surprised that he reads Nietzsche. I’m not surprised that he doesn’t want kids. I’m not surprised that he doesn’t have many friends.

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Photos courtesy of WENN, cover courtesy of the Evening Standard.

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  1. jannab says:

    i always want to like him. i try really really hard to like him… but… there’s just a creepiness to him and i can’t do it. i can’t. i feel like in person he’s the sort to make you super uncomfortable because he’s just embarrassing and weird.

  2. chaine says:

    he seems to have his head on straight with regard to the not having kids. makes sense to me. not everyone wants to be like mick jagger or jude law with a baby mama on every continent.

  3. Yeahright says:

    He doesn’t need any children, if the rumors about him are true.
    Please stay child free!

  4. third ginger says:

    When he won his Oscar, brought his Mom, and made a nice speech, my husband and I admired him. I’ve known he had talent for a while now. However, in the last few years he has just gotten into what I would call the “weird but not interesting zone.” Having said that, I almost always believe people who say they have a haunted house. I collect ghost stories and teach a class about ghosts and legends.

    • kaiko says:

      I wish I could take that class of yours! I grew up in a pre civil war era house from age 6-16 and while I wouldn’t classify it as “haunted” with ghosts, I NEVER felt like I was alone in a room, as if there was always a vibration or presence just behind my shoulder! Though I guess some would call that just plain old adolescent paranoia! :)

  5. Ankhel says:

    It’s good that you recognize this about yourself, Jared! Best of luck with all the things that needs fixing.

  6. Mia4s says:

    Damn for some reason my eyerolling emoji is not working! Sorry but I cannot comment on a story about this guy (and yes creepy and gross is the vibe) without my eyerolling emoji. I’ll see myself out.

  7. Elisa the I. says:

    I find his current look creepy AF, but I’m pleasantly surprised by this interview. He seems to be aware of who he is and what he wants. Good for him.

  8. Sage says:

    His looks never recovered from the severe weight loss for Dallas Buyers Club. Something happens to the skin around the eyes… sunken eyes. Matthew and Christian Bale have that same look too… and Jolie.

  9. Diana says:

    Good, don’t have kids. You creepy perv..

  10. SM says:

    I was fine with all that he said (come on, it’s one of the narcisist artists of Hollywood, so yoir expectations have to match that characteristic) up until the point about Nietzsche. As a person studying philosophy for a living I can say that Nietzsche is a go to philosopher for people who think they are so engy and have some deep understanding of thos world unlike anyone else. Not suprising but even knowing Jared that quote made me roll my eyes a bit. As for his style, I think this gucci style of bright patterns looks so much better on someone much larger and less baby faced than Jared. Having said that, I would probably have a one night stand woth him if he kept his mouth shut about his art and his philosophy and the most important person in the world – Jared

  11. Sunny says:

    At first sight I thought it’s a retro Bee Gees Cover

  12. hannah89 says:

    I adored him. Thought he was crazy talented (dual threat) and seemingly down to earth.

    And then the underage girls were revealed.

    he’s cancelled.