At least she’s eating! Jennifer Garner tucks into her lunch on set of The Dallas Buyers Club… while Jared Leto starves himself By HAZEL COLE [12/6/12]
At least she’s eating! Jennifer Garner tucks into her lunch on set of The Dallas Buyers Club… while Jared Leto starves himself
By HAZEL COLE
It can’t be easy watching your co-stars munch on their lunch while you’re starving yourself playing an AIDS-stricken transsexual.
Bur Jared Leto – ever the committed method actor – soldiered on as Jennifer Garner tucked in on the set of controversial The Dallas Buyers Club.
Leto, 40, who has lost an alarming amount of weight since becoming involved in the project, displayed his skeletal pins in holey tights and a tatty black mini skirt while Jennifer, also 40, looked the picture of ruddy health in her doctor’s costume.
What a contrast: Jared Leto looks even more dangerously thin on set of Dallas Buyers Club while co-star Jennifer Garner chomps on a banana in New Orleans on Thursday
Garner plays Dr Eve Saks, who helps Matthew McConaughey’s character Ron Woodroof, a homophobic electrician who smuggles HIV drugs that were illegal in the United States at the time of the film is set in the 1980s after being diagnosed with the disease.
She was a far cry from Leto’s emaciated frame on the New Orleans set in her somewhat frumpy skirt and denim jacket combo and as he stalked about looking like he might keel over at any time, Jen happily enjoyed her sweet snack.
Leto, also wearing red heels, a head scarf and women’s make-up, has readily spoken out about how he essentially had to starve himself for a month.
He said: ‘Your body goes through weird stages.
‘Sometimes it’s hard to hold on to water.
‘But for me, it’s not about the most weight I can lose, it’s more to represent the character.
‘Historically, people have done it for pursuit of self, to achieve a meditative state, so I’m hoping for that. It’s not necessarily a bad thing.’
As previously mentioned the film also stars Matthew McConaughey who has also shed a sensational amount of weight for his leading role.
In fact he has started to look so much like the late Ron Woodroof that his surviving family members have called the similarity ‘breathtaking’.
Ron’s mother Sharon Woodroof Braden described from her Como, Texas, home how hard it was to see pictures of McConaughey looking so much like her dead son.
She said: ‘It’s hard to look back whenever you’ve lived through it; it’s really hard to look back at something like that. So I don’t look at the pictures that much.
His daughter Yvette Carroll, 42, added: ‘I remember he was the best-looking man I’d ever seen, even when I was little.
Meanwhile Ben Affleck was on Daddy duty back in Los Angeles.
The Good Will Hunting star was spotted out at the Brentwood Country Mart with his three-year-old daughter Seraphina…a favourite spot of the Garner / Affleck family.
The 40-year-old looked pensive as he led his playful daughter through the market while she carried a cold drink.
Affleck and Jennifer have another daughter, Violet, who just turned seven and a baby son, Saumel, 10 months.
Daddy on call: Ben Affleck is back at home in Los Angeles while Jennifer Garner shoots scenes in New Orleans. Pictured with his three-year-old Seraphina at the Brentwood Country Mart on Thursday