Ashton Kutcher Didn’t Know Who Harry Styles Was When They Met

He definitely doesn't keep up with pop culture!

Via YOUR PLACE OR MINE, Press Conference, Los Angeles, CA, USA – 30 Jan 2023. Cr. Eric Charbonneau for Netflix / Harry Styles Watermelon Sugar

It’s easy to think that all celebs know each other because we imagine they socialise in the same circles, but actually, some celebs are pretty removed from pop culture news, even though they’re the center of it at times.

One of these celebs is Ashton Kutcher, the actor has admitted he really doesn’t keep up with the happenings of pop culture and he even doesn’t know who Harry Styles is. Yes, he really said that.

During an interview with Esquire magazine, Ashton revealed that he met the former One Direction star at a karaoke party and didn’t realise who he was until a friend told him. Speaking on the Chicks In The Office podcast Ashton explained that although they have now met, he’s not sure he would recognise him again.

“He could walk in here right now and I probably still wouldn’t know who he is. I’m good with faces I just don’t give a sh*t. I’ll be honest I don’t care about pop culture, I don’t read about Harry Styles. I don’t know what’s going on.”


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Ashton told the hosts that his wife, Mila Kunis is tuned in to the pop culture scene and will give him information after she reads about it, what this information has entailed? The DWD drama of course.

“She’ll tell me things about his last movie and there was a thing with the other actor. But I don’t know anything about it, I genuinely don’t know and she always makes fun of me. We’ll be driving in the car and she’ll be like ‘oh my god it’s so and so… the Beverly Hills Housewife thing. And I’ll be like, I don’t know who that is. I do not know.”

But there is one part of Mr. Styles that Ashton couldn’t escape, his music! He continued, “I know the Watermelon song because my kids listen to it,” speaking of Harry’s song Watermelon Sugar.

Another celeb we assumed he was pals with for years was his Your Place Or Mine co-star Reese Witherspoon, but it turns out the pair only actually got to know each other right before filming.


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Reese explained at a recent press conference, ” “Well, we decided probably a month before we started shooting. I had sort of a little panic attack because we didn’t know each other.”

Although the actress recalled they had met once, “We fully had met one time at a party, and it was weird… And he was weird.”

Ashton added, “And I was sharing a cooler, and she thought that I was quirky.”

“I said, “quirky,” but I really thought weird,” Reese joked.

“Anyway [laugh] I’m kidding. I’m kidding. We were quirky. And then, so about a month before, I was like, ‘I don’t know this guy, and we’re supposed to be best friends for 20 years.’ So we started sending each other videos every day,” she explained.

And it seemed the plan worked, Reese wished Ashton a happy birthday on Insta gram and said he helped her remember how fun rom-coms are. Aww, besties!



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