Jared Leto: “I really like Ely Guerra”
Saturday, october 25, 2008
In the big screen his name is read in big letters as Jared Leto. In the stages he forgets the variety of characters and he takes on the role of frontman of a rock band called 30 Seconds to Mars, that every day appeals more to the public. Last week he was in Mexico again, as part of the 7th award ceremony of “Los premios” MTV Latinoamérica, in which he seemed very happy and even playful, not only because of the moment the band it`s going through, but also about knowing a little more about this country, including artists that he has already met in award shows and festivals.
In Los Premios MTV you met several bands and solo artists from latinoamerica, which ones did you like to the point of buying their record?
“I’ve liked several artists that I´ve met in these award shows, last year I got to know the work of Ely
Guerra, I’ve heard more of her music and i like her a lot. These year (2008) i liked the first bands that
participated (Los favulosos cadilacs, café tacuba and julieta venegas)”
How do you do to to separate the two roles of singer and actor?
“I don’t make plans , the change is automatic and really there are a lot of similarities. In both careers
my task is to tell stories. the difference is that in film, many times the roles have nothing to do with who I really am and I play them because I find the to be interesting, on the other hand, with music the stories are more personal”
Through out the years many actors have played to be singers, did it worry you that you weren’t taken seriously when you first launch this project?
“Yes, in the beginning many people thought that this wouldn’t go on beyond a couple of years or that I would settle with playing in bars with friends or on the scene of appearing among the last songs of a soundtrack, but only being constancy and musical evolution allow people to separate labels”
What kind of plans do you have for both careers?
“when it comes to music we keep writing songs, many of them in a political matter; we talk about what we are living right now, always thinking about the social impact, about how the decisions that the authorities make affect the citizens and the person in particular”
This has nothing to do with the musical direction of the new album. But I never expected the band writing songs in a political matter