‘Method actor’ Ashton Kutcher taking Steve Jobs role too far, accused of being ‘mean’

“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.]


  1. His looks r right, but why choose an actor who is stereotypically goofy in most of his roles to play a charismatic genius! It’s tantamount to the hopelessly irritating Will Smith playing the great Mohammad Ali! Politically, Hollywood has demonstrated time and time again their complete lack of sensibility. This just bolsters their stupidity! I hope Kutcher will be a pleasant surprise and emulate the amazing gifts Steve shared with us, but I doubt it!

    1. I still haven’t forgiven director Barry Sonnenfeld for casting Will Smith as James West in the movie version of THE WILD WILD WEST. Just plain dumb, yes and irritating thrusting that predictable misfire in front of people’s faces. Hey let’s cast Josh Brolin to play Martin Luther King while we’re at it.

    1. Apple is nowhere close to being run into the ground.

      Your tireless, baseless assault on Tim Cook however has been run into the ground. Bury it already, we got it. R2 doesn’t like Tim Cook.

      1. One of these days the reason for the baseless and tasteless assault of Tim Cook by folks like R2, x, Thelonis Mac and – yes – MDN – needs to be embarrassingly outed.

    1. Your doubts are granted. Jobs was not mean without reason — this was his way to challenge people, to see if they have beliefs and can stand for their work and their solutions. This was the way to make people work better.

      Jobs was not known to be mean just to be mean. I doubt that Kutcher is mean in off the camera in the same way and intent that Jobs was.

      If so, then it is poor imitation of Jobs’ character.

  2. “Method acting” would imply he can act. He can’t act. One aspect of the role gives him the excuse to be himself. Kutcher: “This role’s brilliant. I can be the asshole I really am and let people think I’m just into the role.”

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