In an interview with men's fashion
glossy GQ, actor-singer Jared Leto said that out actors have
fewer opportunities in Hollywood.
The 44-year-old Leto stars as the Joker
in Suicide Squad, which opens Friday. In his last film,
Dallas Buyers Club, Leto played a transgender woman with AIDS.
Leto won numerous awards for the role, including an Oscar.
“Do you think America would accept a
gay leading man?” GQ asked.
“Uh, I hope so,” Leto answered.
“What do you think?”
“I definitely don’t think a gay
leading man would have the same opportunities as a straight leading
man,” Leto said. “I don’t think that. Not for a single second.
I don’t know if that’s offensive or not, but that’s my thought
right now. It shouldn’t be that way. I don’t think you’ll have
as many opportunities. And I think you could say the same for
minorities. What a word, “minority.” Have we taken that word off
the list yet? ‘Cause it should be. Anyway, no, I think that this is
still a very conservative business.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Leto said
that he does not “believe in a God who sits in conscious judgment
of the actions of humanity.”