On-Screen Marriage For Off-Screen Duo

In the new romantic comedy "Just Married," Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy play a young couple very much in love who end up on the honeymoon from hell.

Both actors visited The Early Show to discuss the making of their first romantic comedy, which opens Jan. 10.

"Just Married" follows the unlikely romance of Tom Leezak (Kutcher) and Sarah McNerney (Murphy). The two are infatuated with each other at first sight, but after their marriage, they realize how different their worlds are, with hilarious results.

Tom is an alpha-male who works as a night radio traffic reporter. Sarah is blue-blooded young writer. Needless to say, the two makes an odd couple. For their honeymoon, they vacation in Italy. But Sarah's wealthy ex-boyfriend makes thing unpleasant for the newlyweds. Also, a relentless string of bad luck makes the honeymoon a trip from hell that tests the limits of their love.

Kutcher may be best known to fans as the mentally slow but lovable Michael Kelso on "That '70s Show" on the FOX network. He also was in the comedy "Dude, Where's My Car?"

Murphy has acted since she was 2. Now 25, she has become one of Hollywood's most sought after actresses because of critically acclaimed performances in films, such as "Girl, Interrupted," "Don't Say A Word" and "8 Mile."

The on-screen chemistry between the two has carried off-screen. Kutcher and Murphy have been dating since the movie. The two say the attraction was immediate, but they admit that filiming in such locations as Venice and the snow-capped mountains of Cortina, Italy, didn't hurt either.

Some Facts About Ashton Kutcher

  • The actor was born Christopher Ashton Kutcher in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Feb. 7, 1978
  • Kutcher attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City and majored in biochemical engineering, but he left school to pursue an acting career
  • He was a factory worker at General Mills
  • In 1997, he won a trip to New York in a modeling competition; subsequently signed by the Next modeling agency; appeared in magazine ads for Calvin Klein jeans and did runway shows in Paris and Milan; was featured in a national commercial for Pizza Hut
  • In 1997, he acted in the NYU student film "Distance"
  • In 1999, he made his feature film debut, "Coming Soon," starring Gaby Hoffmann and Mia Farrow
  • Kutcher had a supporting role in "Down to You" and a cameo in "Reindeer Games" in 2000
  • He co-starred in "Texas Rangers" in 2001
  • Kutcher was ordained as a mail-order minister so he could marry 10 couples in December 2002 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.

Some Facts About Brittany Murphy

  • Murphy was born in Edison, N.J., on Nov. 10, 1977
  • In 1991, Murphy made her primetime television debut as Frank's sister in an episode of "Murphy Brown"
  • In 1992, Murphy briefly performed with the singing group Blessed With Soul, along with Haylie Johnson and Eric Balfour
  • Murphy made her film debut in "Family Prayers" in 1993
  • Murphy made her breakthrough screen appearance in 1995 as Tai, friend and protege of Alicia Silverstone's Cher, in "Clueless"
  • The actress provided the voice of Luanne on the animated series "King of the Hill" in 1997
  • From 1997 to 1998, Murphy co-starred with Anthony LaPaglia and Allison Janney in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge"
  • In 1998, she co-starred with Lukas Haas in the television remake of "David and Lisa", a broadcast produced under the "Oprah Winfrey Presents" banner
  • In 1999, Murphy was featured as one of the contestants in a beauty pageant in the film comedy "Drop Dead Gorgeous"; and co-starred as a mental hospital patient in "Girl, Interrupted"