Ashton Kutcher and Rob Corddry Press Conference
What did you relate to about this character?
Ashton Kutcher: “For one, I'm a very competitive person and I think that's sort of part of the core of the movie and the core of the character. And I understand his sort of desired escapability, not wanting to be under the thumb of somebody else. I think his sort of recklessness relates to my life.”
How competitive do you get?
Ashton Kutcher: “I hate losing anything ever. No, no, no…I hate losing anything ever.”
How does it manifest when you lose?
Rob Corddry: “Challenge him to something.”
Ashton Kutcher: “I get really upset. Not upset with somebody else, I get really upset with myself and then I become sort of obsessively geared towards never letting that happen again.”
What’s the most money you've ever won in Vegas?
Rob Corddry: “Oh, I won like $400 on a horse once. It was my first time in a sportsbook and I just put 20 bucks down on a long shot and won $400. And I've done that ever since, it was like 10 years ago, and I've lost way more than I ever won.”
What’s the worst thing you've done in Vegas?
Rob Corddry: “I killed someone. It's a long story.”
Ashton Kutcher: “Gambling is probably the worst thing I've ever done in Vegas. I've had some really, really wild fun nights in Vegas. I ended up on stage once with this band, The Digital Underground, doing the Humpty Dance. My job was to do the ‘Oh do me baby’ part of the Humpty Dance. I was next to Ron Jeremy and rapping to a sea of porn stars. Wild night! They have this thing called the Digital Video Software Dealership Awards and they do it the exact same time as the AVN. I was there for not the AVN, the other, Digital Video Software Dealership Awards. It just turned into a wild night, but I didn't get married, so…”
What were your real weddings like?
Ashton Kutcher: “Mine was very private. We had to set up my whole wedding under the cloak of darkness and very secretively because I didn't want a lot of photographers there hanging out.”
Rob Corddry: “Same with me. I was really sick of the photographers and the helicopters too. We had jets circling. No, we had a small marriage in New York City and my hangover the next day felt like cancer.”
Ashton Kutcher: “It was like 45 people and we told everyone it was a housewarming party, so literally people didn't even know. Some people, I think my mom included, didn't know they were coming to a wedding. Actually, a funny story, I told my mom, ‘Mom, it's a really special housewarming, like really, really special housewarming.’ I was on jury duty the week of my wedding and my mom showed up while I was on jury duty. She walked in when Demi was trying on her dress. Demi puts on the veil and my mom walked in, she's like, ‘We don't wear dresses like that to housewarming parties where I come from.’ Demi almost didn't marry me. She was so upset with me. I thought that I'd really gotten the hint across, but apparently I didn't.”
What is the secret to a happy marriage?
Ashton Kutcher: (Laughing) “My friend actually just wrote a book called The Spiritual Rules of Engagement, that is coming out really soon. It sort of lays out, as far as I am concerned, the secrets to a happy marriage. I think at the core of it, it’s about working on it. I think guys grow up and they sort of like from a very young age, are taught the apex of a relationship is sex. So guys are like, from a very young age are like, ‘Some day, I’m going to have sex!’ And like that’s the goal, right? And I think that women from a very young age, are socially conditioned to say, ‘Some day, I’m going to get married,’ right? And it’s all about the wedding and the gown. They are socially conditioned to find those two goals. I think neither sex is socially conditioned to have the desire to be married. So it’s to get married, to have sex—but everybody’s missing what happens after that. Because the goal of being married is a lot of work. If people start the with desire to work on their relationship, and set that as the goal, we’d be a lot better off.
Like, if you got a new job, right, and you got hired at the new job, and you showed up and you didn’t work, you’d probably get fired pretty quickly. I think people think that once they get married, all right the work’s done, when really you just got the job.”
Do you have any annoying bathroom habits your wife doesn’t like?
Ashton Kutcher: “Bathroom habits? None that she doesn’t like. When I wake in the morning, the first thing I do is take my dogs out so they don’t pee on my floor. And so when I took my dogs out, I take them outside, I sometimes go to the bathroom with them. They are going outside, so I just go outside. It’s sort of like gotta pee in the woods kind of thing. It makes me feel really manly, like I’m camping.”
Do you lift your leg with them too?
Ashton Kutcher: “I can actually pull it off with both feet on the ground, believe it or not! I worked many years to be able to piss with two feet on the ground! That’s my skill!”
They wouldn’t shut down the streets in Vegas during filming. What was it like with the crowds all around you?
Ashton Kutcher: “Well, we drew some crowds. Like in front of the Bellagio, there was a pretty big crowd. There was a guy with a parrot on his shoulder. He hung out. I don’t know where I am going with that, but he was just there.”
Rob Corddry: “There’s a guy with a parrot on his shoulder like every block in Vegas. And like a white boa constrictor and a f**king monkey or something.”
Ashton Kutcher: “Why the parrot? Like why…?”
Rob Corddry: “Wasn’t he charging people to take a picture with the parrot?”
Ashton Kutcher: “Yeah, he ‘s like, ‘Do you want to take a picture?’ And you take a picture with the guy, and then he charges you.”
Rob Corddry: “I spent a thousand dollars on that. I was like okay, ‘It’s Vegas, I’m in the mood! Yea, keep taking pictures! What do I win?!’”