Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Smoking & the CG don't mix

Well, according to Ashton Kutcher, anyway...
ASHTON KUTCHER was forced to give up chain smoking and learn how to swim in order to take on the role of a US Coast Guard rescue swimmer in his new film THE GUARDIAN. The Iowa farm boy grew up among the corn fields in the US Midwest and had never been near any oceans or beaches. He explains, "At home, I shoot guns and chop wood. I grew up hunting deer, rabbits, and squirrels." Kutcher stars with KEVIN COSTNER in the movie and had to learn how to hold his own against Olympic level athletes while filming. The 28-year-old explains, "I used to be a pack-and-a-half-a-day smoker, so I had no endurance. "But I trained every day for eight months in a dry suit. You know how coffee is vacuum-sealed? Basically, it's like trying to swim with your testicles shrink-wrapped up into your throat."
I love that ending quote, "like trying to swim with your testicles shrink-wrapped up into your throat." Now there's an image that is going to take a long time to escape from my mind. Ouch.

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