Morbius actor Matt Smith has opened up about what it was like to work with his co-star Jared Leto on the set of the recent Marvel movie.
Morbius Actor Matt Smith has opened up about what it was like to work with his co-star Jared Leto on the set. Morbius is the latest movie to be released in Sony’s Marvel universe. The film tells the story of Michael Morbius (Leto), a biochemist who accidentally infects himself with a form of vampirism while searching for a cure for his rare blood disease. Morbius is controlled by Life director Daniel Espinosa and along with Leto and Smith also play Jared Harris and Adria Arjona. The audience can capture Morbius in the cinemas now.
It’s no secret that Leto is an avid method actor. Leto often makes full transformations for his characters and is famous for staying in character even when the cameras are not rolling. It’s almost a tradition at this point that every time Leto appears in a movie, there will be news of at least one strange thing the actor did on the set in the actor’s name. Perhaps most strangely, there have long been rumors that Leto would send strange objects to his co-stars while filming 2016’s Suicide Squad as if he really was the Joker. So far have stories that come from the set of Morbius has been relatively tame. But since Leto plays a living vampire, many have assumed that Leto must at least have done something on set to stay inside this unique character.
In a recent interview with SciFiNow, Letos teammate Smith has opened up about what it was like to work with Leto on the set. Smith has kept his response short and simply stated that it was “interesting.” Smith has gone on to say that he mostly found Leto’s method “entertaining” and that was the work of Leto “quite fun to make.” The fact that Smith has been so brief in his response raises the question of whether he has multiple thoughts that he would rather not share in an interview. See his full quote below:
I think I found it quite entertaining, quite entertaining to make.
Yes, [method acting] interests me in the end. I think it could happen naturally on a movie set. I do not think it should be consistent for four months. I think you can do it for a day.
Smith has also hinted at the fact that although he is interested in method acting, he does not necessarily agree with Leto’s way of doing it. Although he did not directly implicate Leto, Smith said he can see the method’s usefulness for perhaps a day of footage, though he thinks it seems exaggerated to stay in character in a four-month footage. While Leto has produced some highly acclaimed performances in the past, it is understandable why Smith feels this way, given how former co-stars of Leto have said they sometimes struggled to work with him while consistently staying in Grade. Maybe it’s not worth getting good reviews on a performance if it’s detrimental to the rest of the cast.
That said, no particularly wild stories have emerged from the set so far Morbius, so it is possible that Smith simply said that the method was not for him. In fact, Smith has also stated that he found his own acting experience on Morbius to be a quite enjoyable one, so it is clear that his experience was not hindered in the end. Ultimately, fans must decide for themselves whether methodological acting really brings a character to life when they capture Morbius in the cinemas now.
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