Link Tank: How Jared Leto’s Method Acting Went Too Far on the Set of Morbius

The Morbius set had some issues, Jim Carrey comments on Paul Dano's The Riddler, what happens when you leave The Academy, and more in Link Tank!

Jared Leto in Morbius
Photo: Sony Pictures

Jared Leto flew so deep into character for Morbius that he used his crutches around the set even when the cameras weren’t rolling.

“In an interview with Uproxx, Morbius director Daniel Espinosa confirmed a not-so-surprising rumor about his star. Apparently, Leto was so committed to the physical limitations of playing his character, Dr. Michael Morbius, that he would use the character’s crutches even when the cameras weren’t rolling. And the amount of time it took him to walk to and from the bathroom delayed production. As a result, it was agreed that Leto would use a wheelchair to bring him to and from the bathroom, expediting the process.”

Read more at Gizmodo

Do you know who was creeped out by Paul Dano’s performance as The Riddler in The Batman? None other than Jim Carrey.

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“If you were creeped out by Paul Dano’s performance as The Riddler in The Batman, then you weren’t alone. Jim Carrey was also disturbed by Dano’s Zodiac Killer-inspired take on the Batman villain … despite not seeing the movie. It’s okay Jim, trailers scare me too. In an interview with UNILAD, Carrey said ‘I’ve not seen it. It’s a very dark version. I have mixed emotions about it. To each his own and all that. I love him as an actor, he’s a tremendous actor.’ Carrey continued, ‘There’s a spot of worry in me over gaffer-taping people’s faces and encouraging people to do the same. Some sickos out there might adopt that method.'”

Read more at The Mary Sue

Ansel Elgort investigates the underground streets of Japan in Tokyo Vice from Michael Mann.

“Michael Mann has spent his career in Vice. Nearly 40 years ago, the famed director explored the relationship between undercover cops and overpowered gangsters on Miami Vice. In the aughts, he updated that TV phenom for the big screen. And today, he’s helping shepherd HBO Max’s Tokyo Vice through a neon-soaked, yakuza-run underground.”

Read more at the A.V. Club

So Will Smith resigned from The Academy, but what does that mean for his future with The Oscars?

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“If you’re a casual movie viewer with no Hollywood affiliation, the extent of your knowledge about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) maybe something like this: It’s the organization behind the Academy Awards, a.k.a. the Oscars.”

Read more at Mental Floss

And the Grammy goes to… Kirby!?

“Don’t let your memes be dreams gamers, because last night Kirby, in the year of our lord 2022, won a Grammy. OK, technically, Kirby himself didn’t win a Grammy. That honor goes to Charlie Rosen and Jake Silverman’s 8-Bit Big Bang, a 30-to 65-member orchestra that specializes in jazzy renditions of music from popular video game franchises like ‘Lonely Rolling Star from Katamari Damacy (the best Katamari song) and ‘Snake Eater’ from Metal Gear Solid 3. Last night, they won best arrangement, instrumental, or a Capella or their rendition of the 1996 Kirby Superstar song ‘Meta Knight’s Revenger.'”

Read more at Kotaku

The live-action stage version of Spirited Away is headed to Hulu this summer.

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“The live-action stage play adaptation of Spirited Away, which recently closed out its run in Tokyo, is heading to Hulu this summer. According to reports, the Disney-owned service will live stream the adaptation’s performances on July 3 and July 4. Those two dates also mark the last two days of Spirited Away’s run in Japan and will take place at the Misonoza Theater in Nagoya with a ‘double cast’ system, meaning that one character will be portrayed by two performers on different dates.”

Read more at Hype Beast