Jared Leto speaks of his absent father

  • Breaking
  • 19/06/2014

Jared Leto has joked about his absent father, admitting he only ever saw him once.

The Dallas Buyers Club actor opened up about his dad at the global advertising and marketing conference in France, the Cannes Lions.

Leto was poking fun at an audience member at the time who walked out part way through his talk.

"Take care, see you bro. That's my dad. It's the first time I've seen him actually," he joked.

"It's the second time, actually, the first time was when he just flicked a cigarette and said, 'I'll see you kid, just going to the store to get a carton of milk,' and never came back. P***k."

The 42-year-old actor has been open about the huge effect his mother Constance had on him, taking her to the Academy Awards this year where he was crowned best supporting actor for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.

Leto's father walked out on the family soon after he was born, then remarried before taking his own life when the star was eight.

Leto was on fine form during his discussion about technology and advertising, kicking things off by asking two women up on stage to take a selfie with him.

He also spoke about women's rights, admitting he can't help feeling an affinity with females.

"It would be nice if I did have the right to speak on behalf of women. I've worn the heels, I've put on the tights and everything else, so I feel your pain ladies," he said, referring to his role as transgender Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club.

"As some of you may know if you saw the Oscars, I was raised by a wonderful single mom.

"So I'm all for women being in positions where they can actually participate and have real authority to change the world that we live in."

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