Ashton Kutcher hasrevealed he was devastated he didn`t get to workwith Robert Altmanbefore the legendary director passed away.
Ashton has predominantly starred in comedies and romantic movies, but the star was keen to launch himself as a serious actor and was thrilled when he discussed a project with Robert before he died in 2006.
The legendary director famously emphasised character and atmosphere over plot, with his most acclaimed films including Nashville, The Player and Gosford Park.
Ashton, 32, was discussing his cinematic heroes when he recalled his nerve-wracking encounter with Robert.
"I almost workedwith Robert Altman," he proudly told the French edition of Elle magazine."In 2006 I had an audition for his movie and was successful alongside Meryl Streep, Matthew McConaughey and Chris Rock. My agent called me one morning to say Robert wanted to speak to me that day. I was so nervous, sitting on my couch, with my mobile next to me, waiting the call+which never arrived!"
Ashton later found out he hadn`t received a call because Robert had been hospitalised and died a few days later.
The star also spoke about his new romantic comedy Killers, where he plays Spencer Aimes, the love interest of Katherine Heigl`s character Jen Kornfeldt.
Although Ashton found the role enjoyable, he admits the film is quitesuperficial and shouldn`t be taken too seriously.
"It`s not the deepest character I`ve ever played. The film is very commercial and the character isn`t complex, even if I did enjoy playing him," he admitted.