Jared Leto says Morbius the vampire is a ‘bit nearer to who I’m’

Jared Leto is a chameleon actor, however when he determined to signal on to Sony’s Spider-verse, he, oddly sufficient, didn’t select Spider-Man’s precise villain Chameleon. In January 2022, the ex-Joker will star in Morbius, bringing the webslinger’s famed villain-turned-antihero to life for the primary time. And in a brand new interview with Selection, the actor says the half was a giant change for him. As an alternative of disappearing into the function, Morbius turned out to be loads like his real-life persona. To be clear: Morbius is a vampire.

“It was laborious for me in a roundabout way, as a result of I’m not used to enjoying roles which are just a little bit nearer to who I’m, day in and time out,” Leto stated. “Dr. Michael Morbius is just a little nearer to the way in which that I speak and the way in which that I behave.”


Michael Morbius, Ph.D. and M.D., was launched in 1971’s The Wonderful Spider-Man #101. As most of his tales go, Morbius was born with a uncommon blood illness, and like many scientists within the Spider-verse, his efforts to remedy himself resulted in minor disaster. Experiments left him with vampiric powers, together with superhuman energy, agility, and enhanced therapeutic, plus a lust for human blood. It’s unclear if Leto shares any of those powers along with his new character.

The humorous quote is kind of cheap for Leto, who is thought for absolutely immersing himself and disappearing in a job. The actor underwent excessive weight shifts to play John Lennon’s killer Mark David Chapman in Chapter 27 and Rayon, an HIV-infected trans lady, in Dallas Consumers Membership (for which he received an Oscar). He donned some freaky make-up results in Blade Runner 2049 and his new movie, this week’s The Little Issues. And who may overlook his flip because the Joker in Suicide Squad? “Going there” meant not simply bringing the chaotic vitality on set, however behind the scenes. Contemplating his filmography, a health care provider who transforms right into a vampire is sort of regular for Leto! Early trailers for the movie recommend Dr. Morbius seems, sounds, and strikes just like the actor when he’s not methodology appearing. Not a foul factor, as soon as in awhile.

“I used to be on this function as a result of he goes on this journey from dying to discovering a remedy for this illness and turning into extremely wholesome, after which having issues change in a method that he turns into monstrous,” Leto stated. “You begin with a hope and a dream and an thought of one thing, and also you all attempt to work as laborious as you possibly can, on this given period of time, to make it pretty much as good as it may be. And I believe it’s the primary time I’ve ever starred in a giant film like this in my complete profession, so it was new territory. I typically disguise out within the shadows.”

Vampires additionally just like the shadows…

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