8 September 2013 12:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jared Leto hasn’t made a film in five years, but he lost an astonishing 40 pounds to play a transsexual with AIDS in “Dallas Buyers Club,” which premiered to an enthusiastic audience at the Toronto Film Festival on Saturday night. How did he do it? “I stopped eating,” he told TheWrap at the after-party for the film on King Street in downtown Toronto. It wasn’t an easy thing to do, he said.  “It was 30 or 40 pounds. After a while I stopped counting.” Ultimately his weight dropped to (gulp) 114 pounds to play Rayon, a transsexual with the HIV virus »

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