In cadrul unei sesiuni de intrebari si raspunsuri ce a avut loc pe reteaua Quora, Ashton Kutcher a explicat motivele in baza carora a ales sa il interpreteze pe Steve Jobs in pelicula jOBS. Kutcher spune ca a ales rolul pentru ca il admira pe Steve Jobs si ii pasa de mostenirea lasata de acesta, el considerand ca rolul fostului CEO Apple trebuie interpretat de o persoana careia chiar ii pasa de ceea ce a construit acesta. Mergand mai departe, Kutcher spune ca: a preluat rolul pentru ca l-a considerat a fi unul foarte dificil si in viata a realizat lucruri marete trecand peste obstacole dificile; filmul reprezinta o combinatie perfecta intre interesele sale sale din ultimii ani el fiind un investitor in start-up-uri care dezvolta noi tehnologii; iar la final actorul sustine ca a fost placut impresionat de mesajul filmului.
Desi review-urile initiale ale peliculei jOBS n-au fost chiar atat de flatante pentru actori si producatori, pelicula va genera cu siguranta interes enorm in lumea intreaga, Steve Jobs avand milioane si milioane de fani care abia asteapta sa vada prima ecranizare a povestii sale de viata. In Romania jOBS urmeaza sa fie lansat pe data de 16 august in cinematografe, iar aici puteti vedea cel mai recent trailer al peliculei.
Choosing to take this role was very difficult. I greatly admire the work that Steve Jobs has done and have many friends and colleagues who knew and/or worked for Steve. So, when I read a screen play that was not entirely flattering to his character I had great reservations. But I chose to take on the role for a couple reasons.
1. I care. As I read the script I had a knot in my stomach. I imagined actors playing the role and not connecting to the love that went into some of the seemingly irrational decisions that Steve sometimes made. 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.
2. The idea of playing the role terrified me. I’ve found that the greatest rewards I’ve received in my life have come from jumping at the opportunities to take on things that scare me. The chance to portray someone who not only lived but who is still very relevant and alive in the zeitgeist seemed to be a once-in-a-lifetime challenge.
3. It was a perfect convergence in my craft and my interests. I’ve spent the last 5 years working with early stage technology companies as an investor and advisor. Whenever you take on a role, it’s like crash course in the subject matter of the film. So while researching the role I was able to spend countless hours studying tech design, product, and history. It also afforded me the opportunity to meet with several of Steve’s peers who happen to be icons of the tech world.
4. I loved what the film stands for. I think with the state of the global economy inspiring young people to build things is vital. I wanted to remind entrepreneurs that Steve Jobs wasn’t always “Steve Jobs”, that he struggled, that he failed, and that he rigorously persevered to build something great to improve other people’s lives.