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‘BoJack Horseman’ creator rips into Jared Leto in interview

The creator is not a fan of the actor.


Michelle Jaworski


Published Aug 4, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 9:42 pm CDT

The complex and expansive world of BoJack Horseman is full of nods and references to the industry it satirizes, but not everyone gets a flattering nod as the show’s creator revealed one celebrity who gets a nod this season.

At Video Junkee 2017, someone in the audience asked BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg to name celebrities he and the writers’ room have gone after in the show. While some people might not have mentioned actors by name (or just hinted at them), Bob-Waksberg named one person they did include a joke about.

“We have a line in the new season about Jared Leto that’s like, fuck that guy,” he said.

From there, Bob-Waksberg goes into a detailed explanation of just how much he doesn’t like Leto from his creepy, often sexual harassment-based method acting on the set of Suicide Squad to how Leto talked about the transgender character he played in his Academy Award-winning performance in Dallas Buyers Club. But now that he’s said something about it, he knows that people will be expecting the Leto joke and is already setting them up for disappointment.

“You’re gonna watch the new season now waiting for the Jared Leto line that’s like in the very end,” he said. “It’s like the last episode and it’s like barely anything. ‘That’s all he says?’”

BoJack Horseman returns on Sept. 8.

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*First Published: Aug 4, 2017, 8:16 am CDT