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"Not to throw anyone under the bus, but Jared Leto and his band 30 Seconds to Mars -- he's acting the part," Harmer tells the Big Takeover.
"He's a professional actor in music; so there's no way to feel any sincerity about his position as a musician," says frontman Gibbard, who, interestingly enough, is engaged to actress/musician Zooey Deschanel. "Because he makes a living playing characters -- so why wouldn't he be able to take a step forward? Then you're also acting what you think a rock star should act like."
"People embrace that and they put him on posters and they're a wildly popular band with some people," Harmer continues. "And they just look at that and think 'Oh, that's what rock stars do: they wear eyeliner.' I don't know, it's just a weird thing to me. I believe in the intangible quality thing. I think Jack White -- he's savvy as all get out with the media. But he also just has this magic around him. Conor Oberst is another one for me. They're able to kind of be one inside of the other."
Leto has yet to comment. We wonder, should Gibbard worry more about the retaliation from Leto or his bride-to-be?