Actor and 30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto has revealed his rather bizarre gift that he received in the mail from a fan.
Leto received someone’s actual ear, which he began wearing as a necklace.
Leto told XFM, “Someone cut their ear off once and sent it to me, that was very strange. A whole ear. The Van Gogh move. The note just said, “are you listening?”‘
The actor, who rose to fame on the television series “My So Called Life”, said he actually liked the strange gift.
Jared Leto stated, “I never knew who it was, who’s missing their ear out there. I poked a hole in it and wore it as a necklace! Just don’t put your entire body in a case and send it to us.”
The actor said fans of 30 Seconds to Mars call themselves The Echelon.
Leto said, “The fans are an incredibly committed and passionate group of people. Going to a show is kind of like visiting Japan, you expect gifts on your arrival. You get all kinds of wonderful things.”
The actor recently shocked fans when he dropped 30 pounds for his role in the movie “The Dallas Buyers Club”.
Jared was playing the role of a transsexual with AIDS and admitted it left him feeling very fragile.
He said, “I got down to 116 or something. I just basically didn’t eat. I ate very little. I had done similar things with weight, but this was different, I think the role demanded that commitment…
“It was about how does that effect how I walk, how I talked, who I am, how I feel. You know, you feel very fragile and delicate and unsafe.”
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