Jared Leto loves to get into character and stay there for as long as possible. Director Daniel Espinosa said in an interview with Uproxx that for his new movie Morbius it meant he purposely struggled to get around, just as the titular character of the movie did before his transformation.
“Yes,” Espinosa said, confirming that Leto did indeed use a wheelchair on the Morbius set. “I think what Jared thinks, what Jared thinks, is that somehow the pain of those movements, even when he was playing the normal Michael Morbius, he needed, because he’s been in that pain all his life. Even though he’s alive and strong, he must That there is a difference. Hey, man, it’s people’s operations.”
Leto plays the protagonist named Spider-Man Spider-off Morbius, Michael Morbius. The character suffers from a blood disease that makes him weak, which forces him to use crutches to get around before the blood transfusion of a vampire bat causes him to develop superpowers. Leto initially used crutches to get around, but they were making things like bathroom breaks take too long – said to work in 45 minutes. As a compromise, Leto agreed to use a wheelchair to speed things up. By the way, Matt Smith, who also plays a character who uses mobility aids in the film, had no such reports.
However, Espinosa added that “almost all actors, in general, have their own reputation for being interesting people.” [with] How do they work with characters. I think all of them have these traits. If you want a completely normal person who only does things you understand, you are in the wrong business. Because what’s different is what makes it tick. It’s very hard to be able to say, “I can take that part away and I’ll still get the same things out of it.”
This isn’t Leto’s first example of noteworthy behavior. Besides his performance as the Joker in director David Ayers’ 2016 film Suicide Squad, reports of questionable behavior have surfaced, including sending a live rat to Margot Robbie, a pornographic magazine to Karen Fukuhara, dead pigs, and the use of sex toys for all the actors.
Morbius grossed $39 million over its opening weekend along with an overwhelming negative response from critics, including our own review, which said the film “looks like a long teaser for the credits scene that promises more interesting things to come,” without any time Actually went there.