Ashton Kutcher's role as Steve Jobs is uncanny, says co-star Josh Gad
Josh Gad, who plays Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak in the upcoming biopic about the late tech visionary Steve Jobs, is all praise for his co-star Ashton Kutcher, calling his act as "uncanny" in the film.
"Ashton is going to blow a lot of people away. His performance was absolutely transformational," Gad told Us magazine at the BAFTA Britannia Awards in Los Angeles on November 7.
"If he looked any more like Steve Jobs, I think it would just confuse a lot of people in thinking Steve Jobs never passed away. It's that uncanny," he said.
And indeed, photographs from the set seem to verify the resemblance.
In one picture, Kutcher, 34 -- a tech entrepreneur in his own right -- channels the Apple Inc. icon in jeans, sneakers, a sweater vest, and round rimless glasses like the kind Jobs used to wear.
But it wasn't just the actor's physical makeover that impressed his co-star.
"He really immersed himself," Gad said.
"I think he has an appreciation for Steve Jobs, the likes of which I've never seen in any actor who's portrayed a real, living person.
Besides that, "Ashton is one of the most giving actors I've ever worked with. I was surprised by his work every day," he added.