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Jul 17 2013 4:45PM
 
Ashton Kutcher admits idea of playing Steve Jobs was “terrifying”
Ashton Kutcher revealed that taking on the role of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was “terrifying”. Picture:Getty Images
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Ashton Kutcher has revealed that taking on the role of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic jOBS was “terrifying”, aceshowbzic.com reported.

According to digitalspy.co.uk, the star admitted to being a fan of Jobs and "believes his contribution to the industry is still fresh in people's minds."

Speaking to US Weekly Kutcher said: "It's portraying a guy who just passed away that is really fresh in people's minds, that people are really passionate about, and care about, and have an opinion about - that's really scary. Especially portraying a guy that I really admire... it's terrifying, it's terrifying."

According to aceshowbiz.com, Kutcher has explained on “Quora” (a question-and-answer website ) why he wanted to take on the role in the first place and revealed that at first he didn't want to star in the biopic because the screenplay was not "entirely flattering" to the late Apple founder's character, however, made up his mind to proceed for four reasons.

He writes, "If this film becomes an enduring memory, of a man I admire, I wanted to ensure that it was portrayed by someone who cared about his legacy and took the time to represent him in a way that people who were close to Steve felt to be authentic," the website quoted from Quora.

Digitalspy.co.uk reported that previously Kutcher has revealed that he was hospitalised two days before filming after suffering pancreatic pain due to adopting Jobs's fruitarian diet.

"I was like doubled over in pain and my pancreas levels were completely out of whack, which was completely terrifying, considering everything," the website quoted him.

jOBS, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last week, has received mixed reviews from critics and drawn criticism from fellow Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, according to digitalspy.co.uk.

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