Jared Leto Is Hitchhiking Across America in Honor of Thirty Seconds to Mars' New Album

To celebrate his band's new album America, the Oscar winner is traveling from New York to Los Angeles

By Elyse Dupre Apr 03, 2018 1:50 PMTags

Jared Leto is going on a cross-country trip.

The 46-year-old actor announced he's hitchhiking across America in honor of his band Thirty Seconds to Mars' new album: America

"Yeah, it's a pretty adventure," the Oscar winner said on Monday's episode of On Air With Ryan Seacrest. "I'm going to hitchhike among other things across the country from New York City to Los Angeles. I'm going to jump on a donkey in thr Grand Canyon or take a hot air balloon."

One of his first pit stops was 30 Rockefeller Center in New York, where he wondered onto the set of The Tonight Show and hitched a ride with rapper A$AP Rocky. Leto also stopped by Times Square to greet some of his fans and gave performances in Grand Central and Times Square. He even sang with a gospel choir in Penn Station.

The Suicide Squad star is continuing on to Cleveland, where he will visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and also stopping in Chicago to see the famous Skydeck.

During the interview with Seacrest, the radio host likened Leto's journey to Tom Hanks' cross-country jog in Forrest Gump.

"I already got the beard," Leto teased.

However, this isn't Leto's first hitchhiking experience. In fact, the Dallas Buyers Club star said he used to hitchhike "quite a bit" as a kid. He also talked about the perks of hitting the open road.

"You see a lot of unity. You see a lot of things that are very different from what we might expect from what we see on the news," he told Seacrest. "You see a lot of people getting along. You see a lot of beauty. You see a lot of inspiration."

The album debuts April 6.