Ashton Kutcher, who plays Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic called JOBS, has revealed how he passed up the opportunity to meet “the Leonardo da Vinci of our generation” since months before he passed away because he had to work.
During an emotional interview on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Kutcher also speaks about how he felt after Jobs’s death, and how he took the Apple co-founder “for granted.”
“For me, I’ll never forget the moment I heard that he had died,” Kutcher said. “I pulled my car to the side of the road and took a moment, and I got home and realized that all the relationships I have in my life are held together by glue that he laid down.”
Kutcher explained how passing up the opportunity to meet Jobs had a big influence on his decision to take the role in the JOBS biopic. “So when I got the script I wanted to ensure that his legacy was told from someone who admired him,” he said.
You can watch Kutcher’s interview with Leno, which features a clip from the upcoming movie, below. JOBS hits cinemas on August 16.