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Steve Jobs’ Widow Slams New Drama — It’s Pure ‘Fiction’

Fri, October 23, 2015 12:11pm EDT by Avery Thompson 2 Comments

Steve Jobs’ widow, Laurene Powell, is putting the new drama about the former Apple CEO, starring Michael Fassbender, on blast. She calls the movie nothing but ‘fiction’ — read her message now.

Steve Jobs is getting rave reviews, but the former Apple CEO’s wife, Laurene Powell, is slamming the Aaron Sorkin-written drama before it hits theaters. She says the movie is just “fiction” and praises a critic who defended her husband in a scathing review about the new movie.

“Thank you @waltmossberg for caring about the difference between fact and fiction,” Laurene tweeted on Oct. 21. She tweeted at The Verge’s Walt Mossberg after reading his review of the film.

“Sorkin chose to cherry-pick and exaggerate some of the worst aspects of Jobs’ character, and to focus on a period of his career when he was young and immature,” Walt wrote his in review. “His film chooses to place enormous emphasis on perhaps the most shameful episode in Jobs’ personal life, the period when he denied paternity to an out-of-wedlock daughter.”

Laurene, who was married to Steve from 1991 up until his death, has reportedly been completely against the movie since the beginning. She isn’t the only one of Steve’s loved ones who has bashed the film. “He was a joy to work with,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “I think that a lot of people are trying to be opportunistic, and I hate this. It’s not a great part of our world.”

Tim and Aaron got into a spat over the film, with Aaron ultimately apologizing to Tim. However, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak praised the film.”It is a stellar inspection that is unlike any other movie about Jobs,” Steve told CNNMoney.

Steve Jobs is now in theaters. The movie stars Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet and Jeff Daniels.

HollywoodLifers, will you go see Steve Jobs? If you have, do you agree with Laurene? Let us know!

— Avery Thompson