Jared Leto: Quitting acting for ’30 Seconds to Mars’ was ‘best decision’

Dallas Buyers Club UK Premiere in London

Jared Leto thinks quitting acting for six years to focus on his 30 Seconds to Mars career was “one of the best decisions” he’s ever made because without that break he wouldn’t have been able to play Rayon in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’.

The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman stopped performing for over a decade in order to focus on his music career, but he thinks the break made him a better actor.

He explained: “I think that the six years I took off was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, in my entire life. I think it made me a better actor. I think it made me a better person. We really only have to offer an equal and opposite reflection of the experiences that we’ve had in our lives, and the time away was crucial.

The 42-year-old star is adamant that he wouldn’t have been able to play Rayon, a transgender AIDS patient, in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ without taking a hiatus back in 2008.

He told Collider.com: “I couldn’t have done any of that [performance in ‘Dallas Buyers Club] – not even close – without that time away. I was chasing other dreams, and that’s a powerful thing. When you fail, you win a little and you fail again, you take all of those lessons and you apply it.”

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