Jared Leto was very close to signing Billie Eilish!
During an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Tuesday (January 26), the 49-year-old actor and singer revealed that he almost signed the 19-year-old entertainer and her brother Finneas to a recording contract.
“I met them through [film producer] Emma Ludbrook and [agent] Tom Windish, I believe. They weren’t signed, and I thought that maybe I would try and sign them, they were so incredibly talented and just special people,” Jared recalled. “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.”
At first, Jared said he wasn’t totally sold on Billie and Finneas until they played at one of his private dinner parties.
“I said, ‘Hey, will you guys come and play a couple of songs?’ and they were, like, ‘Yeah, sure,’” Jared shared. “And 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.”
Jared continued, ““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. Yeah, just great people. I’m huge fans, too.”
Despite not signing them, Billie and Finneas have found massive success in the music industry, including both of them winning five awards at the Grammys last year.
Also during the interview, Jared admitted that he can’t find his Oscar trophy!
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