How are you?

I am fine! I'm am so glad to meet you.

Let’s talk about Gucci Guilty, its creative director Alessandro Michele and your partners in the project, Lana Del Rey and Courtney Love.

They are great. Lana is awesome! So cute, she is a real professional, we had a good time on the set. This girl is my perfect partner in crime. I am glad that the representatives of Gucci approved her for this role. And Courtney Love is a legend. I remember listening to her music when I was young, she instantly got me hooked. I loved her with all my heart, as a stunning, courageous performer.

To talk about courage. The society is shifting the balance of power - women are no longer called the weaker sex, and men do not need to be brutal.

I am a man of broad views. It is good that people learn new ideas, rethink the concepts of "masculinity" and "femininity." I myself love challenging social norms.

And who embodies femininity for you?

My mother, who raised me and my brother alone. She is an independent, strong woman who has worked hard to make our lives better. But at the same time, the word “femininity” to me always associated with her.

And what qualities should a real man have in our time?

Honesty and loyalty to yourself.

How did you become friends with Alessandro Michele? How, in principle, can one become a friend of Jared Leto?

Alessandro and I are about the same age, and we have common interests. For example, cinema and Gucci. And we are both creative people. In addition, we have a similar sense of humor. And this is very important in a friendship.

Both of you have luxurious beards. Are there any tips on how to care for your beard that you want to share?

You know, I have a suspicion that Alessandro devotes a little more time to caring for his beard than I do (he laughs). In fact, we are both simple guys. I don’t have anything in particular to tell you, I just have some good genes I suppose.

Which types of perfumes do you find to be the most attractive?

Musky and woody ones.

Are there any days when you do not use perfumes?

During flights.

You don’t want to annoy people?

Exactly. Perfumes are a subjective thing. And sometimes people don’t react all that well to some perfumes. In addition, my scents are associated with holidays, special occasions or events. And airplanes are a routine.

A new chapter in the history of Gucci Guilty is described as the celebration of liberty. What makes you feel free?

A day in nature. As soon as I have some free time, I try to get out of the city. It helps me to gain strength and recharge my inner batteries. I like climbing. California has a lot of places that are quite suitable for that.

Is it true that you had sexual experiences with men?

It was, life is too short to deny yourself such experiments.

By the way, do you remember how you came to Los Angeles for the first time?

Oh yeah! Everything was so different. No mobile phones, no Google Maps. You could not find out on the Internet how to find this or that house or to see a photo of the desired place on Google Earth. Then I didn’t even really know what Los Angeles looks like. I knew that the city only from films and could not even imagine how big and fascinating it is. And when I arrived, I was surprised: what kind of hobbit holes are these? It seemed to me that this is an interesting and strange place to live in. It is beautiful and ugly at the same time. I was sure that everything that the native people do was just hang around and drink. On the first day in LA, I went to Santa Monica for a drive. And I was surprised to find out that people there were washing their clothes right in the ocean. But it was still quite an adventure!