Ashton Kutcher Hospitalized While Prepping for ‘jOBS’ Role

Movies & TV

By: Charley Rogulewski / January 26, 2013

Ashton Kutcher took his method acting a little too far when preparing for the role of Steve Jobs in the new indie biopic jOBS, based on the Apple co-founder. The movie premiered Friday (Jan. 25) night at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. After the film’s screening the That ’70s Show actor revealed he was hospitalized after following Jobs’ rigourous fruit diet.

“First of all, the fruitarian diet can lead to, like, severe issues,” Kutcher told USA Today. “I went to the hospital like two days before we started shooting the movie. I was like doubled over in pain.

He added, “My pancreas levels were completely out of whack. It was really terrifying … considering everything.”

The “everything” is the fact that Jobs passed away after an intense battle with pancreatic cancer. The films follows the tech entrepreneur’s tumultuous life starting with Apple’s Palo Alto, Calif., garage beginnings to the invention of the iPod at the turn of the Millennium.

“He’s a guy that failed and got back on the horse,” explained Kutcher. “I think we can all sort of relate to that in some place in our life where we are moving forward with something and we fall down. You have to have the guts to get back up and go again. I think I share that as well.”