London, Apr 8 (PTI) Singer -actor Jared Leto says he wants to see more women working in the music industry, both on stage and off.

The “Thirty Seconds to Mars” frontman said there is “disproportionate amount of talent” in the music industry.

“I would say it’s a selfish thing because I realised that half the population of the world has probably a disproportionate amount of the talent. I grew up with a single mom who was really hard working. She put herself through college and nursing school. I recognise the value of people. And there absolutely needs to be more women on the road,” Leto said.

The singer said he makes sure that there is a “really professional environment” backstage at his shows.

“Ah, I haven’t thought about that before. We have a really professional environment, as you see backstage. You’ll see a little bit of water and some muesli and people working really hard,” he added.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.