Entertainment Jared Leto blinded himself for 'Blade Runner 2049'

22:47  08 september  2017
22:47  08 september  2017 Source:   Tribute.ca

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When Jared Leto takes on a film role, you can always be sure he's going to seriously commit. In the long-awaited sci-fi sequel Blade Runner 2049 , Leto stars as Niander Wallace, a manipulative and According to the star, he tried to live as a blind person, but never thought of himself as really blind .

That’s right: Your boy Jared Leto is at it again. According to director Denis Villeneuve, Leto was so committed to his role in Blade Runner 2049 that he made himself blind for the whole shoot.

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Always known for intense method acting, Jared Leto pulled out all the stops for his bad and blind character, Niander Wallace, in the upcoming sci-fi film Blade Runner 2049, including purposely impairing his vision for the role.

In the film, Niander Wallace is the CEO of Wallace Corporation, a replicant manufacturer -- he’s also blind. This adds an extra challenge to the role for Jared, but Jared apparently saw it as another opportunity to challenge his skill as an actor. To do that, he blinded himself throughout the shoot for the film.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Jared revealed he wore contact lenses that blinded him. The film’s director, Denis Villeneuve, was so impressed with Jared’s dedicated acting decisions that he felt it brought something powerful to the character and even awed the crew, saying, “He could not see at all. He was walking with an assistant, very slowly. It was like seeing Jesus walking into a temple. Everybody became super silent, and there was a kind of sacred moment. Everyone was in awe. It was so beautiful and powerful -- I was moved to tears.”

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Jared Leto wore special contact lenses to effectively blind himself as he shot new movie Blade Runner 2049 . The 45-year-old actor plays Niander Wallace in the upcoming film, an android manufacturer who happens to be blind .

To prepare himself for playing the vision impaired villain in the eagerly anticipated Blade Runner 2049 , Jared Leto decided to spend the whole shoot blind . Of course, the actor is no stranger to intense bouts of method acting, and this isn’t the first time he’s gone to extremes to get into character.

Jared has picked up a bit of a reputation for being an intense method actor, willing to go to almost any extreme for his characters. On the set of Suicide Squad where he played maniacal madman The Joker, he never broke character on or off set, even refusing to answer to his real name. He also didn’t spend time with the cast and sent them inappropriate gifts including a live rat to co-star Margot Robbie.

While his role as The Joker was brief in the film, it was definitely memorable, which means his character in Blade Runner 2049 has a good chance of having the same effect on audiences. Find out for yourself when the film hits theaters on October 6th. ~Alexa Caruso

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