“I decided that the rules no longer applied to me”: Charlie Sheen Blames Himself for Ruining Two and a Half Men That Led to His Public Downfall Into Ruins

Charlie Sheen shares his regrets regarding how his actions affected the show.

Charlie Sheen Blames Himself for Ruining Two and a Half Men That Led to His Public Downfall Into Ruins

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  • Charlie Sheen's infamous feud with Chuck Lorre resulted in his departure from Two and a Half Men, which continued with Ashton Kutcher instead.
  • The show ran for three more seasons and was concluded with a 12th season in 2015.
  • Charlie Sheen acknowledged how he may have "f*cked" up its potential future, claiming that the series would have lasted longer had it not been for the feud.
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In a recent interview following the debut of his new show Bookie, Charlie Sheen is getting candid about his highly publicized feud with the Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre. The duo delved into an infamous feud with the creator during the production of Season 8 after the actor made a series of controversial statements about Lorre. This resulted in Sheen’s departure from the series, with his character being killed off at the beginning of season 9.

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Ashton Kutcher replaced Charlie Sheen

He was then replaced by Ashton Kutcher, who joined the series as Alan’s best friend and starred alongside the show’s cast until it was concluded in 2015. And in a recent interview with Deadline, the actor acknowledged that the show might have lasted much longer if it was not for his correction.

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Charlie Sheen Acknowledges Messing Up Two and a Half Men

In a recent interview with Deadline, Charlie Sheen shared regret over how his actions may have caused Two and a Half Men’s dismissal. Following his departure at the beginning of Season 9, the show ran for three more seasons and was concluded with a 12th season in 2015.

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Charlie Sheen as Charlie Harper in Two and a Half Men

He shared how not only the audience but the show’s cast and crew also enjoyed the series during its initial seasons, and he has great memories working on it. During the conversation, he also acknowledged how he may have “f*cked” up its potential future.

“Yeah, if I hadn’t f*cked everything up, we could have done it as long as we wanted to. So they say, don’t live in regret, but you have to honor it. You have to learn from it.”

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Two and a Half Men

While the Anger Management star shared that he was aware of what was required of him, he also shared the shift his approach took at some point. “And then, somewhere along the way, I decided that the rules no longer applied to me,” he said, admitting that the deviation was not fair to the system in place.

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Charlie Sheen Reflects on Reuniting With Chuck Lorre

Amid the constant success of the TV show Two and a Half Men, Charlie Sheen made a series of rants about Chuck Lorre, all while struggling with drug and alcohol addictions. However, he started working on sobering up once he was fired from the show and has reflected on his actions, saying, “It feels awful.”

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Chuck Lorre’s Two and a Half Men

Talking about working with Lorre again in Bookie, he said, “It was all a surprise.” He also shared that while he often reads the whole script, he decided not to “micromanage, break it down like I usually do.” Although he has years long experience, Sheen expressed that he was a bit nervous and anxious to return on-screen.

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When asked if he would be ready to do another sitcom with the director, he said, “Yes, absolutely. Yeah.” He also shared that it would help give the audience what they seek from him. “Nobody comes up to me in the street and says, ‘Hey man, I can’t wait to see you in a gritty drama,'” he said, emphasizing that he would love to return with a comedy show and possibly with Chuck Lorre.

Bookie is streaming on Max.

Two and a Half Men is available on Peacock.

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