03/04/2014 AT 05:00 PM EST
That didn't take long.
's shiny new Oscar
is no longer as flawless as his gorgeous locks
– it already has a ding.
"True story: I was letting some of the people that I work with take a picture with the Oscar. I was carrying it down the stairs and, boom, I hit it against the railing and put a little nick in the back of it," Leto tells Entertainment Tonight Canada
. "It's already lived in, as they say."
You might think the 30 Seconds to Mars frontman, who just announced his band will tour with Linkin Park
, would put Hollywood's highest honor somewhere safe. But you'd be wrong.
"The Oscar is sitting in my kitchen guarded by some vegan butter and a bag of popcorn," Leto, 42, says in the interview.
But the kitchen is a favorite spot for the actor, who recently showed off his vegan pancake-flipping skills
"That is the first place I go when I go home, you put your keys down, you take off your jacket and you put your Oscar in your kitchen."