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Jared Leto: 'People are surprised by my laidback look'

Published 05/09/2016

Jared Leto
Jared Leto

Jared Leto feels proud to be taking Gucci in a new direction with his Gucci Guilty campaign.

Jared Leto gets more comments about his appearance when he goes for a "normal" look.

The American star has transformed himself for countless film roles, from bleached blonde locks and eyebrows in Fight Club to a face full of make-up and bright green hair as The Joker in Suicide Squad.

But away from the camera Jared doesn’t feel the need to go all out with his looks - which surprisingly gets him the most attention.

“The funny thing is that I get the most comments when I look like what people would describe as ‘normal,’” he told Vogue.com, using air quotes for the last word. “They’re like, ‘Woah! So normal!’ But I don’t put that much thought into my appearance, to tell you the truth. It’s usually the result of a film or a rash decision, like - I shave my head.”

Jared’s latest role isn’t on the silver screen though; fans can see him smouldering topless in a bathtub with model Julia Hafstrom in a new campaign for Gucci Guilty. His appointment follows on from fellow Hollywood star Chris Evans fronting the fragrance alongside actress Evan Rachel Wood.

Jared, 44, has spoken at length about his bond with the brand’s creative director Alessandro Michele and continued to praise the designer during his chat with Vogue.

“What Alessandro is doing is the most exciting thing I can think of in fashion right now,” he gushed. “I’m really proud to be part of a step in a new direction and happy they (Gucci) thought of me as someone who was unconventional enough to represent new choices for them.”

The ads, also starring fashionista Vera Van Erp, are set in Venice, where the crew spent a week last December (15). Jared loved every minute of being in the city and says he felt “transported to another time” with its architecture and atmosphere.

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