As we know, while filming the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic jOBS, Ashton Kutcher all but disappeared into the title role. “Is Ashton going to be on set today?” people would ask, probably. “Ashton is on set today — he’s right over there,” someone would respond. “Wait, you mean that Steve Jobs ghost? Or…Wait, is he behind the ghost? I don’t see him.” “No, no! He IS THE GHOST!” “AHHH!” But according to new reports from the actor himself, not only did he disappear physically and mentally, but also dietarily. Just the best. From Movieline:
Ashton Kutcher not only took on Steve Jobs’ persona as a tech magnate, he also adopted the late Apple founder’s alleged fruitarian diet in preparation for the role, which sent him to the hospital, the actor revealed following the premiere of jOBS at the Sundance Film Festival over the weekend.
Often considered a subset of veganism, fruitarianism is a diet that consists of fruit, nuts and seeds, solely without animal products, vegetables and grains. Motivations for fruitarianism range from ethical, health, religious and environmental or other reasons.
“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. My pancreas levels were completely out of whack. It was really terrifying…considering everything.” Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in October 2011.
…Considering everything. Hahah. Terrible. “No spoilers, but…eek!” It is so weird how this totally healthy-sounding diet that makes sense in terms of what humans need to eat to remain alive and also the way humans think about what they’re eating and why did not either make Ashton Kutcher the healthiest man alive OR bring him any closer to the character he was trying to embody. (Or maybe it did? I guess he doesn’t say if it did or not. We’ll see!) So sad. Luckily shouting at people who work for you and being an asshole in general remains safe. More behind the scenes jOBS news as it is released.