Leto stars in Dallas Buyers Club as Ron Woodroof, a hustler who works with an electrician to help get medication to AIDS patients after he is diagnosed with the disease himself. The film is a drama set in 1985.
My character actually isn’t real. She’s an amalgamation of several people. I base her on some people I had met in real life, some transgender people that were really kind and shared their life with me and taught me so much about that world, but I was actually able to have a bit more free rein because it wasn’t based on a real person.