In the latest issue of Life & Style, My So-Called Life crew members are exclusively opening up for the first time ever about co-stars Jared Leto and Claire Danes’ chemistry — both on and off screen.
“Claire was very young,” My So-Called Life makeup artist Isabel Harkins reveals. “But I really think she had a super crush on Jared.”
Claire’s feelings for Jared led to some uncomfortable situations, especially when it was time for her character Angela to lock lips with the dreamy object of her affection for the first time.
“We knew it was Claire’s first kiss, too,” co-producer Monica Wyatt explains. “There was a lot of excitement and nervousness. Jared was so sexy and intense. It was a great first kiss.”
But the romance was strictly in the script for Jared, who was 21 at the time of filming. “He kind of kept to himself,” hairstylist Candy Walken adds. “He felt like he was an adult and so he didn’t really hang out with the kids [on the set].”
For more behind-the-scenes secrets of My So-Called Life, pick up the latest issue of Life & Style magazine, on newsstands now.