Jared Leto says he would not have opted for method acting had he not been a good actor.

The 45-year-old actor says he takes extreme measures to build his characters as he believes he could not give an honest and convincing portrayal otherwise, reported People magazine.

“If I was a better actor then maybe I wouldn’t have done it! I would’ve pretended — I would’ve acted.

“I always try to act as little as possible, so whatever I can do to make a stronger reality for myself I generally try to do it,” says Leto, who plays a blind villain named Niander Wallace in Blade Runner 2049.

The film also features Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling.