Photo credit: Splash News
Here are a couple questions and answers from Jared's movie discussion:
Q: You obviously put on a lot of weight for your role as Mark David Chapman. Was that a difficult decision to make? Why did you choose not to just wear a "fatsuit"?
A: It wasn't a difficult decision at all. I would say the difficulty came after the decision was made. It was important to take on the physical challenges of this transformational experience as well as the psychological/emotional. The weight helped indicate many things about the character for me. Although it was a very important and obvious part of the process it was still just one part of the overall journey. And one that I am definitely very happy to be finished with.
Q: Why do you think CHAPTER 27 documented only the weekend before John Lennon’s murder as opposed to delving further into MDC's life or psyche?
A: Probably best to ask director Jarrett Schaefer about this but he had a very specific vision for the film which I thought was incredibly interesting and non-traditional.
Click HERE to read the rest of the questions that were posted on the Angelika Theater blog. From what I've seen of this film (and Jared's performance) thus far, I really like what I see. While Jared Leto's musical talents are ... questionable (tho, personally, I think they're adequate) ... I have always been impressed with Jared's acting abilities. His performance in Requiem for a Dream is stunning. He even did a great job with his small role in Fight Club. Hell, he even rocked balls as Jordan Catalano in My So-Called Life. I'm convinced that Jared Leto will win critical acclaim for this role ... despite the fact that he stars opposite Lindsay Lohan. I can't wait to see it for myself. [Source]