After scoring a SAG nomination, Jared Leto is already planning his future career move. And it involves a legendary Al Pacino. The two worked on House of Gucci, with Al Pacino playing Leto's on-screen dad. But, the Oscar winner wants to explore the story further.
Leto explained that he loved working on Ridley Scott's latest hit. The movie follows the murder of Maurizio Gucci, which was staged by his ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani. Leto played Paolo Gucci, an Italian businessman and the oldest son of Guccio Gucci.
His transformation, once again, was so authentic that Al Pacino did not initially recognize him. The two obviously formed a bond, as Leto explained on SiriusXM's The Jess Cagle Show.
The actor/musician said:
"I'd love to do a prequel to House of Gucci. Just the Two of Us, we could call it."
Leto praised the legendary actor:
"On the first day of the set, he didn't know it was me, and I came up to him and said, you know, 'hello.' And he just kind of brushed me off."
Al Pacino thought Leto was a random Italian searching for a story or a photo.
However, someone finally told Pacino, "That's Paolo, that's Jared under there." Pacino started calling him, "My son, my son," and was amazed by the transformation.
This was a significant boost of confidence for Jared, who adored working with one of the best-known actors ever.
The two had a warm and kind relationship. But, that was not what you would guess based on the script. Paolo and his dad had a fair share of controversies.
The movie is inspired by real events, driven by the story behind Patrizia Reggiani, played by Lady Gaga.
Speaking about Paolo, Leto stated:
"I immediately saw [Paolo] as a dreamer, the black sheep of his family, someone never really heard."
The set was terrific, according to Leto, cheerful and humorous:
"I didn't want to embarrass the entire set, but it was a really warm and wonderful experience — collaborative, creative, full of risk and reward, just incredibly special."
Unlike the Gucci clan, the actors enjoyed working together, which surprised many, considering the strong cast. For Adam Driver, the experience was a bit different because the role was intense:
"In some ways, House of Gucci was the most difficult. I do not live in the same world as Maurizio Gucci."
He skipped the wrap party because he needed to get his "difficult" character "out of my system." Perhaps he should ask Jared Leto what his secret is, as he is one of the most consistent method actors.
Would you watch Just the Two of Us?