Ashton Kutcher: Brittany Murphy Was 'First to Dance'

Ashton Kutcher said he does not try to make sense of the death last December of his ex-girlfriend, actress Brittany Murphy, of pneumonia at age 32.

"I don't think you can, I don't know if you try to make sense of it or not," Kutcher told "Nightline" co-anchor Cynthia McFadden in an exclusive interview.

"I just celebrate who [Murphy] was," Kutcher said. "She was like the person who walked in the room and she was always the first person to dance. You know when you go to a party and everybody is standing around, and the music is going -- and you know sooner or later everyone is going to dance. She was always the first person to dance. And I just try to connect to that and celebrate who she was and how she was, and not make sense of it, 'cause there is no sense of making sense of it."

Kutcher said that he had not been in close touch with Murphy, his co-star on "Just Married," before her death.

"Not really," Kutcher said. "I mean she came in ... We were casting a TV show that we were producing, and I wanted her to play this role in it, and she came in and I got to see her probably about two months before she passed away."

This is his first public statement about Brittany as I do not count Twitter (it was sweet, but it was still posted. on. twitter. Back away from Twitter slowly, Ashton.)