It has been months since we got our first look at Aston Kutcher’s intensely accurate visual portrayal of Steve Jobs. It’s possible that some of us thought that maybe, in that span of time, he let up a little bit in just straight-up BECOMING Steve Jobs for the independent Steve Jobs movie he’s filming. “One actor can only do so much,” we probably thought. “Plus I think he’s with Mila Kunis now, I don’t know, I saw it on a website.” Well reports from the set have proved us wrong yet again, claiming that the actor formerly known as Ashton Kutcher DOESN’T EVEN EXIST ANYMORE. From Radar:
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.”
“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.”
“I’ve heard that on Two and a Half Men Ashton is really cool and friendly, even to the extras, and a great guy — that he’s friendly with everyone and goofs around, but it’s been the polar opposite on this movie.”
More on the complete transformation of this formerly cool and friendly, even to the extras, actor after the jump.
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’m sorry sir or ma’am, I guess no one let you know that you were going to be on set with a genius today,” explained a PA.
“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.
“There was preparing for a scene the other day where he had to fire a bunch of people and he got himself really worked up. We were taking a break between filming and sitting around relaxing when Ashton walked past and screamed at us, “If you are just gonna sit in these fu**king cubicles like you’re at home you might as well stay at home.
“Everyone thought he was actually yelling at us to leave, we didn’t realize first of all that he was just ‘being in character.’
“When it came to shooting the actual scene though it played out completely differently. On camera he walks down the hallway and a guy asks ‘are you gonna fire us all?’ And he replies ‘probably’ and walks out. Maybe he decided the screaming option didn’t play so well!
And there you have it. It’s just wonderful that we live in an age where this knowledge can be beamed directly into our homes, right where we want and need it, rather than having to wait years and years and years for it to come out in serious actor’s handbooks around the world.