Hollywood.com caught up with Kutcher to get the low down on his new flick, happy marriage with Demi Moore, carpentry skills and more.
Hollywood.com: How did you prepare for your drunken spiral in Vegas?
Ashton Kutcher: I got drunk and spiraled. I've had my entire twenties, my early twenties to really prepare for that scene. I have a lot of life experience to draw on for that kind of wild night…When you watch it; you start to feel like you're drunk in that moment, the way that it's cut.
HW: What is the worst thing you’ve done in Sin City?
AK: Gambling is probably the worst thing I've ever done in Vegas. I've had some really, really wild fun nights in Vegas. I ended up on stage once with this band, The Digital Underground, doing the Humpty Dance. My job was to do the "Oh do me baby" part of the Humpty Dance. I was next to Ron Jeremy and rapping to a sea of porn stars. Wild night. They have this thing called the Digital Video Software Dealership Awards and they do it the exact same time as the AVN (Adult Video News Awards). I was there for not the AVN, the other, Digital Video Software Dealership Awards. It just turned into a wild night, but I didn't get married, so … [PAGEBREAK]
HW: What was it like working with Cameron?
AK: Horrible. I mean, to show up to work and have to look at a good looking woman who's funny and happy to be alive and joyous and nice to people, that's a nightmare. We had to deal with it every single day. You know, I don't think that there's anybody like her. I think she's maybe the only, I would say, true comedic leading lady in our business right now, that has really honed that craft. And she's worked with Jim Carrey, she's worked with Adam Sandler, she's worked with Mike Myers. She's worked with every great comedic actor I can think of, so she's got a one up on all of us.
HW: There’s a great chase scene in the movie. Any injuries?
AK: There were no permanent injuries. You know what I was shocked about is Cameron's the fastest woman on planet earth. I trained for two months before this movie because I didn't want my leading lady to be in better shape than I was, and she still was. Like she's Superwoman…whenever I was about to fall and hurt myself, Cameron would save me. She was literally my little savior person.
HW: Jack is a skilled carpenter. What about you?
AK: My dad was a carpenter. And my step dad was a carpenter. And I started working construction when I was 12. And my stepdad and I built a house that my stepdad and my mother currently live in. I have a construction company with my dad and we flip houses in Los Angeles. And so I’ve built some stuff. [PAGEBREAK]
HW: This was definitely a case of opposites attract.
AK: I don't think opposites attract. I think like attracts like. So I don't think that they do attract; opposites. Only when you're talking about magnetic poles…No, I think in order to create affinity with something, you have to be like it. There's actually a whole lot of neurolinguistic programming stuff that has actually proven that as well, so I would say that that's the key.
HW: What did you relate to about your character Jack?
AK: I'm a very competitive person and I think that's sort of part of the core of the movie and the core of the character. And I understand his sort of desired escapability, not wanting to be under the thumb of somebody else. I think his sort of recklessness relates to my life.
HW: Jack fears marriage. Did you?
AK: I never really thought I would get married. I watched my parents go through a divorce and I thought like this is just not something people are supposed to do. On top of that, I sort of thought, "Why am I going to put a legal document on top of a really great relationship? It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense." I don't do legal documents with my friends…I never really understood the whole idea of marriage until I met my wife and just knew that that was going to be the person I was going to be with for the rest of my life. I knew that I had that desire and kind of took the time to understand a little bit more of what it was about and what it meant. I love it…I am the happilyest married guy on the planet. [PAGEBREAK]
HW: What was your real wedding like?
AK: Mine was very private. We had to set up my whole wedding under the cloak of darkness and very secretively because I didn't want a lot of photographers there hanging out…It was like 45 people and we told everyone it was a housewarming party, so literally people didn't even know. Some people, I think my mom included, didn't know they were coming to a wedding. Actually, a funny story, I told my mom, "Mom, it's a really special housewarming, like really, really special housewarming." I was on jury duty the week of my wedding and my mom showed up while I was on jury duty and she walked in when Demi was trying on her dress. Demi puts on the veil and my mom walked in, she's like, "We don't wear dresses like that to housewarming parties where I come from." Demi almost didn't marry me. She was so upset with me. I thought that I'd really gotten the hint across but apparently I didn't.
HW: What is the secret to a happy marriage?
AK: My friend actually just wrote a book called The Spiritual Rules of Engagement…it sorta lays out, as far as I am concerned, the secrets to a happy marriage. I think at the core of it, it’s about working on it. I think guys grow up and from a very young age, are taught the apex of a relationship is sex…I think that women from a very young age, are socially conditioned to say, “some day, I’m gonna get married” right?...I think neither sex is socially conditioned to have the desire to be married. So it’s to get married, to have sex—but everybody’s missing what happens after that…If people start with the desire to work on their relationship, and set that as the goal, we’d be a lot better off. [PAGEBREAK]
HW: Your character has some pretty annoying bathroom habits. Can Demi relate?
AK: Bathroom habits? None that she doesn’t like. I have this—when I wake in the morning, the first thing I do is take my dogs out so they don’t pee on my floor. And so when I took my dogs out, I take them outside, I sometimes go to the bathroom with them [laughs]. They are going outside, so I just go outside. It’s sorta like you gotta pee in the woods kinda thing. It makes me feel really manly like I’m camping.
HW: Do you lift your leg with them too?!
AK: I can actually pull it off with both feet on the ground, believe it or not! I worked many years to be able to piss with 2 feet on the ground! That’s my skill!