Ashton Kutcher is interviewed in this month’s Elle Magazine, and he has some very interesting things to say on his love life, his career and his alleged mistresses. To be honest, what’s most interesting is what Kutcher DOESN’T say!
On how people think he’s stupid: People fill in the blanks really fast. They go, ‘Oh my God, he’s on a show and [plays] stupid, so he must be stupid.’ I can’t control that, nor do I try to, nor do I want to. There’s something advantageous about having people underestimate your intellect, insomuch as a lot of things are revealed to you. They assume you don’t know what you’re talking about, then all of a sudden, you do. And the next thing you know, you have information you wouldn’t normally have.
Admits he’s in films for the money: There was a point in time where I was doing movies to be able to afford to live in a certain way. You know, I didn’t really go the starving-artist route. I kind of went and did massive, commercial things. [Two and a Half Men] is a very commercial show. But it’s very fun to do. I’m surrounded by an amazing group of people. And I can be home for dinner.
On privacy: You know, I’ve learned the hard way how valuable privacy is. And I’ve learned that there are a lot of things in your life that really benefit from being private. And relationships are one of them. And I am going to do everything in my power to have this relationship be private.
Alluding (kinda) to the mistresses who sold him out: When you become well known, you start to have suspicions about people’s intentions that you’re becoming close with. Because I think there’s been an artificial value that’s been put on fame in the world—people don’t want to do something. They just want to be famous. And so I think you develop a natural suspicion of that. And, you know, I have a little bit of naïveté about trusting people—with the notion that if you share and if you give to people, they’ll respect your privacy in turn. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
On if he dated Mila when they were doing That 70s Show: People will fill in the blanks however they want.
On if he’s still friendly with Moore’s daughters: There are some things that are better left private.
On fame: Someone once told me, ‘If anyone wants to be rich and famous, let them be rich first and see if they still want to be famous.’
Okay, so it’s rumored that Ashton wasn’t well liked on set of Jobs, and after all the publicity and crazy of his relationship with ex Demi Moore, it seems like Ashton’s getting a little dose of how hard messing up in public can be, and how important reputation is in Hollywood. Guess you have some responsibility when you’re a public figure, eh, Ashton?
Again, I’m NOT in support of his relationship with the adorable Mila Kunis, but this interview does paint him as being a little more thoughtful (and perhaps jaded) than a couple years ago.