Ashton Kutcher wrestles with life in new movie

Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:38pm EDT
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By Alex Dobuzinskis

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At 31, actor Ashton Kutcher has learned how not to count years or think about age differences in people.

Kutcher, who stars in an independent movie "Personal Effects" playing in New York on Monday, March 16, said he and wife Demi Moore, 46, pay no attention to the 15-year gap between them, and he rarely thinks about his own age.

"Don't try to figure out where you are on the scale, just be where you are," Kutcher, best known for his former role as a stoner in television's "That '70s Show," told Reuters.

"It's like counting your money when you're sitting at the table in life. I'm still sitting at the table so I'm not counting yet," he said.

But Kutcher and Moore, a star of movies like "Bobby" and "G.I. Jane," have been the subject of plenty of talk in Hollywood about their age difference since their 2005 marriage, and his latest movie role also delves into similar territory.

In "Personal Effects," Kutcher's college-age wrestler, Walter, is in a relationship with an older woman, a widow and mother named Linda played by Michelle Pfeiffer, 50.

Walter's sister was murdered and he struggles to control his rage at her accused killer. He and Linda, who meet in a grief counseling group, kindle a romance in part because they share a bond. Her husband also was murdered.

"The relationship in the film is a relationship about two people sort of needing each other to fill a vacancy that's existed in their life," he said.   Continued...

<p>Actor Ashton Kutcher attends an event to promote his film "What Happens In Vegas" in Tokyo in this August 6, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao/Files</p>