Jared Leto considered signing Billie Eilish and her brother FINNEAS before their meteoric rise to fame. The 30 Seconds to Mars singer reflected on his relationship with the siblings during a (remote) visit to The Late Late Show With James Corden on Tuesday night (January 26), explaining that he first met them through film producer Emma Ludbrook and talent agent Tom Windish.
“They weren’t signed, and I thought that maybe I would try and sign them, they were so incredibly talented and just special people,” Leto said. “The music is one thing, but I think they’re just incredibly intelligent, really empathetic, just really good people, and I quite like them a lot.”
Once they were acquainted, the actor invited Eilish and FINNEAS to perform at his house in Hollywood during a dinner party. “I said, ‘Hey, will you guys come and play a couple of songs?’ and they were, like, ‘Yeah, sure,'" he said. "They showed up with a Guitar Center p.a. and played the most heartbreakingly beautiful music with, like, you know, it shouldn’t have sounded that good – it was impossible that it sounded that good,” he said.
“I remember Leo DiCaprio was there and a couple of other people and they were just, like: ‘How did you find these people and, like, who are they?’ Everyone was just jaws on the floor, 12 people max at my place in the hills," Leto added. "Yeah, just great people. I’m a huge fan, too.”
Watch the full interview above.
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