Presenters of Apple TV’s new WeCrashed series say they find it “weird” to call Jared Leto by his real name rather than address his character after the series ends.
The Oscar-winning actor plays eccentric Israeli businessman Adam Neumann in the film, following the rise and fall of the global co-working business WeWork.
Lee Eisenberg and Drew Crevello said they feel “spent more time with Adam than we’ve had with Jared” but it’s “consoling” to know the actors have always taken projects as seriously as they did.
Speaking at WeCrashed’s global premiere in Los Angeles on Thursday, Eisenberg said they had many conversations with Leto prior to filming.
“Then one day he came on set and he was Adam Neumann, we called him Adam for the next four or five months,” he told PA news agency.
“We called him Adam, and then one day we ended the show and started talking to our friend Jared again.
“We spent more time with Adam than with Jared.”
Crevello added: “It was so immersive that we went to see him as Adam.
“When we finished, it was weirder calling him Jared than calling him Adam… it was a strange transition, not the other way around.”
Crevello said he feels “lucky” to work with people who are “1000%” committed to the project.
“It’s comforting to know that the actors are taking it as seriously as you are. You feel like the script and production are in good hands,” he said.
“To work with people who are 1000% committed to their work, you should be lucky enough to do that once in your career.”
Director John Requesta later added: “He walked into the room and I was like ‘who is that guy, oh that’s Jared Leto, that’s the guy I’ve been working with for six months.’
WeCrashed also stars Anne Hathaway and is available to stream on Apple TV.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/showrunners-found-it-weird-to-call-jared-leto-by-his-real-name-after-filming-41460314.html Showrunners found it ‘strange’ to call Jared Leto by his real name after filming