Two and a Half Men star Jon Cryer has spoken about his time working with Charlie Sheen. Both actors worked together on the hit CBS show for a run of eight seasons. Sheen was fired from the show in 2011 after he made certain derogatory remarks about the show’s creator Chuck Lorre. Aston Kutcher was brought in to replace him on the show for the remaining four seasons.
The actor on his time working with Sheen
Cryer, speaking in a recent interview, stated that he had only fond memories of his time working with Sheen. Although, he admitted that their working relationship ended rather abruptly. Cryer said that the pair of him and Sheen instantly became friends. Their on-screen chemistry was one of the main reasons behind the show’s immense popularity. Two and a Half Men received several nominations for several Emmy and Golden Globe awards during its run.
How things went downhill for Charlie Sheen
According to Cryer, who now plays Lex Luthor on The CW’s Supergirl, Sheen’s parting ways with his then-wife Denise Richards led him to use drugs once again. The actor also added that although Sheen behaved professionally on set, his demeanor had changed quite a bit after his divorce. Sheen’s and Richard’s marriage lasted for four years. However, with the marriage ending, Sheen started abusing drugs again, and things began to go downhill for him at this point.
The actor’s ouster from the hit show
After being fired from the highly-rated show in 2011, Sheen stood accused of making disparaging remarks about the show’s creators and staff. He lashed out at everybody publicly, resulting in a lot of media coverage. Cryer reflected upon these series of events leading up to Sheen’s ouster from the show and termed it as a nightmare. He added that it was one of the first events to have been covered so widely by the media and the internet. Sheen then went on to work on the Fox sitcom Anger Management. However, the run of the sitcom only lasted 100 episodes. It could not replicate Sheen’s previous show’s popularity and legacy.
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