Jared Leto Germaphobe: Won’t Shake Hands
Published By: Tara ClemFebruary 4, 2014
30 seconds front man Jared Leto has been called alot of things, and now it’s been revealed that he is a germaphobe. He won’t shake hands with people upon meeting them. Is this weird? Well, considering the 30 Seconds to Mars lead singer and award winning actor gets sick often, then no. Jared Leto germaphobe….not weird! Politely he declines and usually has his PR rep notify the press before doing any interviews
His active lifestyle on tour with his rock band exposes him to many germs from fans, and he has decided it’s best to just fist bump, or graciously talk, or even hug! Do you blame Jared Leto germaphobe!? Think about most people that don’t wash their hands!!
The star recently imposed a strict ban on handshakes during his trip to London and issued journalists with a warning that he had been ill before the premiere for his latest film with Matthew McConaughey. So when Jared Leto is called a germaphobe, he does have a reason why.
30 Seconds to Mars broke records with being the band to be on the longest tour in history, so the exposure to different climates and cultures has gotten Leto really sick in the past. His performances are always physical, so Jared Leto germaphobe has paid off, because he’s still touring.
He recently revealed that during the filming of “Dallas Buyer’s Club”, he and co-star Matthew McConaughey did not form a close bond. Jared Leto was in “character” the entire time on and off the set, and practices method acting. He never snapped out of his character Rayon, so he and Matthew did not socialize. Although the two have become close now that they have both won awards for their performances.