This Happened

Dedicated Method Actor Ashton Kutcher Was Hospitalized for Trying Steve Jobs’s All-Fruit Diet

"My pancreas levels were completely out of whack."
(Photo: Irish Examiner)

(Photo: Irish Examiner)

Move over, Josh Brolin: there’s a new uber-dedicated method actor in town, and his name is Aplusk.

If you thought the recently released clip of the Steve Jobs biopic Jobs looked a lot like Ashton Kutcher walking and talking just like Ashton Kutcher but in a black turtleneck, you obviously underestimate his dedication to his craft. USA Today reports that just prior to shooting Jobs, Mr. Kutcher was briefly hospitalized for submerging himself a little too deeply into the character. In an attempt to get closer to his hippie entrepreneur character, Mr. Kutcher adopted Mr. Jobs’s all-fruit-and-nut diet.

The diet didn’t sit well with Mr. Kutcher’s delicate body chemistry. “I went to the hospital like two days before we started shooting the movie,” Mr. Kutcher told USA Today. “I was like doubled over in pain.”

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

Mr. Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011, and we suppose Mr. Kutcher is intimating that all the fruit had something to do with his poor health?

Luckily, Mr. Kutcher survived his harrowing fruit scare and received a standing ovation for Jobs at Sundance. Take that, Demi.

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