At the Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel last night, Robert Downey Jr. praised Jared Leto for his craft while presenting him with the Hollywood Breakout Performance Award.
Leto won for his portrayal of a cross-dresser in Dallas Buyers Club.
“Greta Garbo, Grace Kelly, Faye Dunaway, Charlize Theron, Jared Leto,” Robert began, quipping, “All arguably the most beautiful actresses of their generation.”
The joke went over well with those in attendance, including Jared, who took it all in stride when he went on stage to accept the award.
“It’s crazy what happens when people find out that you look great in a skirt,” Jared said. “You get invited to all the cool parties.”
The humor didn’t end there. Jared stated, “One of the many things that I had to do for this transformative role was to wax my entire body, but thankfully it was a period piece so I didn’t have to do the full Brazilian. You know what I’m talking about.”