Ashton Kutcher suffered a medical emergency while preparing for his role as the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
The actor revealed details of a 2012 health scare to reporters while attending the Sundance Film Festival premiere of ‘jOBS’ in Park City, Utah on Friday.
In order to realistically channel Jobs’ character, Kutcher spent hundreds of hours watching his visionary speeches, conducting interviews with close associates and even adopting the “fruitarian diet” that the computer giant followed after receiving a cancer diagnosis in 2003.
It was Ashton’s decision to go “fruitarian” that came with serious consequences. The diet, consisting of only fruits, nuts, seeds and no animal products, vegetables or grains may have been good for Jobs but not so much for the ‘Two and a Half Men’ actor.
Kutcher admits, “I ended up in the hospital for two days before we started shooting the movie. I was like doubled over in pain, and my pancreas levels were completely out of whack, which was completely terrifying, considering everything.”
Ashton had other worries, “It’s portraying a guy who just passed away that is really fresh in people’s minds, that people are really passionate about, and care about, and have an opinion about — that’s really scary. Especially portraying a guy that I really admire . . . it’s terrifying, it’s terrifying!”
The film will be released in U.S. theaters on April 19, 2013. Check out a trailer clip here.
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