It isn’t uncommon during diet preparation for an upcoming film that a Hollywood actor ends up putting their health at risk. Ashton Kutcher isn’t the first and he won’t be the last.
In a PEOPLE article dated Sun. Jan. 27, it was reported that Kutcher went on an all fruit diet as part of getting comfortable in his role as Steve Jobs.
However, the diet took a toll on the 34-year-old actor who wound up hospitalized two days before the filming began. The root of Ashton’s problems was pancreatic issues.
"First of all, the fruitarian diet can lead to like severe issues," Kutcher said following the movie's screening. "I was like doubled over in pain."
Ironically, it was pancreas cancer that took the life of the technology hero in October 2011.
"My pancreas levels were completely out of whack," he recalled. "It was really terrifying ... considering everything."
Slated to arrive to theaters in April, the biopic follows Jobs and co-founder Steve Wozniak’s breakthrough with technology, and starts with their humble beginnings in which they began in a garage.
"He's a guy that failed and got back on the horse," Kutcher said. "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."
The biopic premiered Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival.
Just because one plays the famous “Apple” Character does not mean that they should in fact just restrict themselves to Apples. Likely Ashton Kutcher has learned his lesson.