Jared Leto appears to be performing a dangerous building scaling stunt, but he's mere feet from the ground.
Well, it looks like Jared Leto is back on his bullsh*t, as the kids say. The notoriously attention-seeking actor was recently filmed climbing the outside of a German Hotel for no discernable reason and with no safety gear in sight. The video was uploaded to the Pop Crave Twitter account yesterday and has already racked up over six million views.
The feat looks like the kind of outrageous stunt Jared Leto has become known for until the camera pulls back and reveals the actor is barely ten feet off the ground. In wide shots, it quickly becomes apparent that some of the taller spectators could easily reach up and touch the bottom of Leto’s shoes. That’s not to say that falling from that height isn’t dangerous. We here at GFR strongly recommend not scaling the outside of any building without the proper safety gear unless you happen to be Spider-Man.
However, knowing that Jared Leto can easily hop down from where he is does make the situation feel less exciting. One tweet in the comments summed up the situation perfectly, “i thought he’d be 100 in the air… Pop Crave be serious.”
Meanwhile, the majority of responses revolve around Jared Leto being desperate for attention. As one commenter put it, “This is what happens when you have too much money and no one says no to you.” The Berlin wallcrawling stunt is just the latest in a long line of ridiculous things Jared has seemingly done to get publicity.
Most of the Suicide Squad star’s notorious antics stem from method acting—or at least whatever Jared Leto thinks method acting is. Take the above-mentioned movie, for instance. Leto claimed he gave dead rats and used condoms to his Suicide Squad castmates in order to better embody his role as The Joker in the film. Not only are both gifts incredibly disgusting—and borderline criminal—neither act is even particularly Joker-like.
For 2017’s Blade Runner 2049, Jared Leto wore special contact lenses to blind himself so he could be just like his character Niander Wallace. Leto went as far as having an assistant help him walk slowly to the set for his—checks notes—approximately five minutes of screentime. If that sounds a little bit over-the-top, it’s nothing compared to what the actor did on the set of Morbius.
Jared Leto was so deadset on getting his role as the disabled scientist Michael Morbius perfect that he insisted crew members push him in a wheelchair back and forth to the bathroom whenever he needed to relieve himself. As the above video footage shows, Leto is not physically disabled and is perfectly capable of walking—and climbing—on his own. All that commitment, and the actor still wasn’t able to save the 2022 movie from box-office disaster and a lifetime of memes. Morbin’ time indeed!
Whether this latest stunt in Germany is part of some research for a building climbing character Jared Leto is playing in the future or just a regular cry for attention, the actor sure knows how to draw a crowd. Granted, it was only a crowd of four or five people, but a crowd is a crowd. Maybe next time, the actor should try climbing a building while holding some dead rats. Now that would be something.