Ashton Kutcher Talks Privacy in ELLE April 2013
The 35-year-old actor posed for a few frames with Thomas Whiteside before chatting with the magazine about everything from his relationship with Mila Kunis to trusting others.
Check out a few highlights from Mr. Kutcher's interview below. For more, be sure to pay a visit to ELLE!
On keeping his private life under wraps:
"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."
On the opinions of others and proving them wrong:
"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 some 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."
On being able to open up others in Hollywood:
"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."
Photo Credit: Thomas Whiteside for ELLE