‘I Damaged It’: Jared Leto Admits Oscar Trophy Is A ‘Filthy Mess’
Jared Leto has admitted that his Oscars gong is showing signs of a little wear and tear after being shown around his friends.
The actor and musician bagged the Supporting Actor prize for his role in Dallas Buyers Club as drug addict Rayon, and has admitted that it’s a bit of a “filthy mess” now.
“I damaged it,” FOX News quotes him as saying.
“But then I came home and saw it had another nick on it. So it looks like someone else had fun with it, too.
Jared with an MTV Movie Award – who knows what condition that’s in (WENN)
“My Oscar is a filthy mess. Everybody was pawing that thing. I kind of was just passing it around at parties. A couple of times I lost sight of it and I thought, ‘You know, if it goes away, it’s not meant to be mine.’ But it always seemed to find its way back to me.”
But regardless of what the physical condition of the award is, the fact he got given it in the first place seems to be opening a lot of doors for his movie career.
“Yeah, I’m looking at scripts and reading scripts. Which is interesting because I didn’t read scripts for years before ‘Dallas Buyers Club,'” he explained.
“But now … you have opportunities to work with people that you really respect or admire, people whose work has been inspiring and influential.”