Ashton Kutcher opens up about vasculitis diagnosis amid Hollywood return

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  • Ashton Kutcher is opening up about Danny Masterson, Demi Moore and more in an extensive interview for Esquire.
  • His interview comes as he returns to the spotlight and following his vasculitis diagnosis, with the 10 February release of his new film Your Place or Mine.
  • Kutcher says it took him nearly a year to recover from his diagnosis as he speaks more about his Hollywood return.

Danny Masterson was noticeably absent from Netflix's That '90s Show when all the main cast members from That '70s Show made their triumphant return in cameo appearances amid rape allegations against the actor.

The actor was charged in 2020 with three counts of rape. His 2022 court case ended in a mistrial, but Masterson will face a second trial on rape charges.

In a new, extensive interview with Esquire, Ashton Kutcher is opening up about his That '70s Show costar – a friend and mentor of his – who he'd also go on to star alongside in The Ranch when the allegations first broke.

"I wholesale feel for anybody who feels like they were violated in any way," Kutcher says, breaking his silence on the claims and adding he hopes Masterson will "be found innocent of the charges brought against him".

"Ultimately, I can't know," he continues, however. "I'm not the judge. I'm not the jury. I'm not the DA. I'm not the victim. And I'm not the accused. And so, in that case, I don't have a space to comment... I just don't know."

"Invest in enduring happiness... I want to tell stories that say something. I want to tell stories that deliver people joy. And I want to deliver stories that make people think. And I want to play characters that are fun to play. And I’m willing to work my ass off to do that."
-- Ashton Kutcher on being 'picky' amid his Hollywood return

Kutcher's Esquire interview comes as he returns to the spotlight – he will star alongside Reese Witherspoon in the romantic comedy Your Place or Mine, out 10 February on Netflix – and following a harrowing few years since his vasculitis diagnosis.

Kutcher couldn't see, hear or walk at one point, he previously revealed, and tells the publication it took him nearly a year to recover fully.

"Whatever you're going through, you have two choices: You accept this as part of the experience, or you reject it as part of the experience. And the minute you start rejecting it as a part of the experience, you start questioning reality. 'This is not my problem. This is not my thing.' Well, what reality are you living in if this is not yours?"

Elsewhere in the interview Kutcher opens up about his relationship with ex-Demi Moore, the baby they lost and more.


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