Los Angeles, Feb 20: Oscar-nominated actor Jared Leto, who plays a transgender AIDS patient named Rayon in "Dallas Buyers Club", said he flirted with director Jean-Marc VallÃ©e for the role in the film.
"I was in Berlin and there was a Skype meeting set up with the director, Jean-Marc VallÃ©e. It was a test, so I used it as an opportunity. I got some lipstick and as soon as we connected I said, 'Hello' and that was the last time he saw me as me," Leto said in a statement.
"I put the lipstick on and he was stunned. I unbuttoned this black jacket I had on and pulled over a little pink furry sweater, then I proceeded to basically flirt with him for the next 20 minutes. I woke up the next day with the part, so it worked," he added.
After the audition, VallÃ©e called up Matthew McConaughey, who plays the lead in the film, to take his opinion on Leto and said: "Do you know this actor Jared Leto? I just Skyped with him and he hit on me; He was feeling me up through the screen! I don't know, it was very uncomfortable but I think we found Rayon."
"Dallas Buyers Club" will release in India on Feb 28.