“Steve Jobs had a reputation for being a genius, but also for being difficult to work with, and it seems Ashton Kutcher, who is playing the late Apple founder in a new movie, is taking his character’s traits a little too much to heart,” RadarOnline reports.

“A person working on the indie film, Jobs: Get Inspired tells Radar that the actor refuses to ‘come out of character’ after the cameras stop rolling and that even during lunch he ‘doesn’t crack,’” RadarOnline reports. “‘He’s not been nice to people on set. He’s been really mean to everyone, even when he’s off camera,’ the source says — going on to claim that Ashton is taking the role so seriously that he won’t even let his rumored fling Mila Kunis on set because she’s a distraction and ‘he’ll break character.’”

RadarOnline reports, “The insider says that at first he didn’t understand why Ashton was being so terrible to people even when the cameras weren’t rolling, but he was quickly filled in. ‘I didn’t understand when he started yelling at people. A PA had to explain to me that Ashton was insistent on staying in character at all times on set. I’m pretty sure this a whole new way of acting for him, it’s kind of bizarre.’”

Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs on the set of  "jOBS" bioflick

Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs on the set of “jOBS” bioflick

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MacDailyNews Take: Mila Kunis is quite the distraction.

As for the rest of it, whatever promotes the flick, we guess. Ashton, if you’re in there: Less “mean” and more “mercurial,” m’kay?

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers "Fred Mertz" and "Lynn Weiler" for the heads up.]