Kutcher: I Feel Good About My 'JOBS' Performance
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
January 28, 2013
Ashton Kutcher takes on the most highly anticipated role of his career in jOBS, in which he plays legendary Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. But in a new interview with ET at the film's Sundance premiere, he shares that he's confident in his portrayal of such an iconic figure.
"Yeah, I do," Kutcher says when asked if he feels good about his performance. "I feel like my performance is my portrayal of who I found Steve Jobs to be through hundreds of hours of research, and work and talking to his friends and really connecting as deeply as I could with who he is."
Though he did admit he was actually nervous at the film's big premiere.
"I'm really, really nervous," he smiles. "This guy, I admire and is one of my heroes, and I hope people feel like I did him justice, that's all."
As for what he hopes people take away from the film, Kutcher hopes it inspires entrepreneurship, specifically amongst the younger generation.
"I think if I look across the country and I see job rates and our economy in general, the one thing that we can really do is help ourselves by raising a generation of entrepreneurs. And so I think this movie celebrates one of the greatest entrepreneurs that ever lived. And I hope that the movie actually inspires young people to take a shot -- to actually build something and to look at the world as a place that you don't live in -- but as a place that you create."
Check out the video to hear what Kutcher himself has learned from Jobs and to hear from The Book of Mormon star Josh Gad, who plays Jobs' fellow Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. JOBS, which chronicles 30 of the most defining years of Jobs' life, hits theaters April 19.