Ashton Kutcher Calls Being A Dad ‘The Most Important Role In My Life’

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Ashton Kutcher Calls Being A Dad ‘The Most Important Role In My Life’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Ashton Kutcher is a star in movies and TV shows, but he recently revealed his favorite role is being a father. 

“For me, the No. 1 role I will ever play is to be a father,” Kutcher shared. “It’s the most important role in my life.”

The actor shares Wyatt, 8, and Dimitri, 6, with his wife Mila Kunis. 

Kutcher even said that he took a pay cut on his most recent project, YOUR PLACE OR MINE, so that the production could be moved closer to his home and family. 

“I’m fortunate enough to be able to do something like that, which most people aren’t,” he admitted. “But when you get to a point where you’re fortunate enough to be able to do that, and you can, you either live to do that truth or you don’t.”

Kutcher continued, “Carlos Slim has this amazing quote, and he said, ‘A lot of people try to make the world a better place for their children. And what they should really be doing is making better children for the world.’”

“I repeat it all the time, because I think there’s so much truth in it,” he explained. “So my No. 1 job in the world is making better children for the world, and I’m trying my hardest.”

Movieguide® previously reported on Kutcher’s emphasis on family time:

Actor Ashton Kutcher recently shared details about his battle with Vasculitis, an autoimmune disease he’s been struggling with for a few years. 

Vasculitis is an inflammation of the blood vessels that can cause them to thicken. In turn, this can cause organ and tissue damage. 

“I woke up one day and was having vision issues,” Kutcher said of his battle with Vasculitis. “Could hardly see — knocked out my hearing, which threw off my equilibrium, my balance and I couldn’t walk.”

Kutcher spoke of his commitment to “reclaim” his health.

“Part of it is, this sort of mental thing I have around achieving a full comeback from waking up in the hospital,” the actor said. “I was unable to walk, and I was like ‘Wait a second. If I can go from not being able to walk to running a marathon in a three-year span, then I can sort of just let that be a part of the past’ and be like, ‘I’m good. I’m back.’”

After this recent health battle, Kutcher says he’s putting more of an emphasis on family time.

“The biggest shift that took place” for Kutcher, nothing his time now “tends to be with my kids.”

Kutcher has since recovered, and even ran the New York City Marathon this year. 

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