Ashton Kutcher has revealed that he was hospitalized two days before filming began in order to play Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic of the late Apple co-founder, jOBS.
"First of all, the fruitarian diet can lead to like severe issues. I went to the hospital like two days before we started shooting the movie. I was like doubled over in pain," he said after the film's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
"My pancreas levels were completely out of whack. It was really terrifying," he added. Kutcher's diet constituted of solely fruit, nuts and seeds; the film claims Jobs diet consisted of said food products. The Apple co-founder passed away at the age of 56 during 2011 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Kutcher also said he worked on replicating Jobs' hunched walk and how he generally behaved by studying tapes. He shared "a ravenous interest in the tech space" with Jobs: "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."
jOBS, which has a fabricated opening scene according to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, is scheduled for a release in the U.S. on April 19.