January 27, 2013
In preparation for playing Steve Jobs, Ashton Kutcher mirrored the Apple chief’s all-fruit diet, a method acting technique that landed the actor in the hospital.
“First of all, the fruitarian diet can lead to like severe issues,” Kutcher said following the jOBS screening at Sundance. “I was like doubled over in pain.”
Kutcher was admitted to a hospital two days before shooting was scheduled to begin with “pancreas problems.”
Steve Jobs dies in October 2011 after battling pancreatic cancer.
“My pancreas levels were completely out of whack,” Kutcher recalled. “It was really terrifying … considering everything.”
jOBS opened to less-than steller reviews at Sundance.