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Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Job biopic jOBS premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last Friday, but assuming the part wasn’t without its costs for Kutcher, who suffered a health scare while prepping for the role.
According to USA Today, the Two and a Half Men actor went on a fruit-only diet to prepare for his role as the iconic Apple cofounder, a diet the late Jobs followed as well. Kutcher said that the diet problems with his pancreas, sending him to the hospital.
“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 explained. “My pancreas levels were completely out of whack," Kutcher added. "It was really terrifying ... considering everything."
Kutcher spent a great deal of time researching to prepare for the role of Jobs, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2011. Ace Showbiz quoted Kutcher gushing about playing Jobs: “He's a guy that failed and got back on the horse. 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."
Despite popular interest in jOBS at the festival, the film has failed to impress, according to iClarified.