Jul 25, 2013 10:40 AM
Ashton Kutcher sat down with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show on Wednesday evening, and the 35-year-old actor chatted all about playing late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic.
Kutcher said he had an opportunity to meet Jobs six months before he died of pancreatic cancer, but he didn't due to work obligations. "In hindsight, I look back and I think ... I had an opportunity to meet the Leonardo da Vinci of our generation, and I missed it, and that really affected my decision to take on the role," Kutcher said.
Kutcher went on to share his feelings when he learned that Jobs had passed away. "I realized that I'm taking it for granted. I'm taking for granted the contributions that he actually gave to society, and I actually had a real emotional moment," he said.