Jared Leto recently embarked on a bizarre stunt in which he climbed the Empire State Building, and a video has been released on social media on the Empire State Building’s official X account showing a portion of it.
I don’t quite understand the stunt, as I’ve seen other footage and at some points, and the whole thing just looked awkward with the way he was making the climb. He was wearing a one-piece jumpsuit on his climb, and he had a rope attached that may have helped pull him up at times.
Also, he only climbed the last 18 floors of the building. I’d be much more impressed if he started from the bottom.
Leto talked about the stunt on the Today Show, saying: “I was more excited than nervous to tell you the truth. But I have to be honest, it was very, very hard. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be. Just the endurance that it took, the stamina that it took, and it was very sharp.”
Leto is the first person to legally climb to the top of the Empire State Building and he explained that climbing it was something that’s been on his bucket list. When you’re famous, you can do this kind of stuff. He also did it to promote Thirty Seconds to Mars’ upcoming tour, which runs from March to September in 2024.
Leto went on to say: “It’s incredible. To watch the sunrise overlooking the city that’s meant so much to me. Ever since I was a kid, New York stood for the place that you went to make your dreams come true. And as a young kid, I wanted to be an artist, and New York was the place that you came to be an artist. And the Empire State Building was always that symbol for me.”
Upon arriving at the top, Leto said: “I made it to the top, and I was just saying, I saw my mother in the window of the 80th floor, and that was a nice surprise.”