Charlie Sheen 'half-apologizes' to Jon Cryer, talks 'Two and a Half Men' replacement
Charlie Sheen has "half-apologized" to Jon Cryer for calling him a "troll," has offered advice to his possible replacement on "Two and a Half Men" and says he wants to return to making movies.
The 45-year-old actor was fired from the series on Monday, March 7, after he unleashed a slew of erratic on-air ramblings, bashing executives and coining phrases such as "Duh, winning!" and "tiger blood."
Production on "Two and a Half Men" was suspended in January after Sheen underwent rehab for drug and alcohol addiction and halted in February after he insulted the show's co-creator during a radio interview.
Sheen had said in interviews last week that he is currently sober. Warner Bros. Television said in its firing letter that he has "been engaged in dangerously self-destructive conduct and appears to be very ill." Sheen called his firing "illegal."
Sheen began playing party-loving Charlie Harper on "Two and a Half Men" when the series premiered in 2003. Cryer was cast as his character's straight-edge brother.
The actor told E! News before his termination that Cryer was a "turncoat, a traitor, a troll" because he had not contacted him amid the turmoil.
"I'll apologize to Jon right now," Sheen told the Los Angeles-based CBS-owned radio station K-EARTH 101 on Wednesday, March 9. "I was in a mood. It's kind of a half-apology. "It's an 'apol.' The reason I was upset - I didn't get a phone call or a text or anything, saying like, Hey dude, back off,' or ''I've got your back,' or 'You got my back' or 'There's a back involved" or something."
Rob Lowe and John Stamos have been speculated by many as possible replacements for Sheen on "Two and a Half Men." Lowe's spokesperson refused comment, when reached by OnTheRedCarpet.com. Stamos said weeks ago, after the show halted production, that he was not replacing the actor. CBS and Warner Bros. have not announced what will happen with the show.
"I would recommend they consider just making it their own," Sheen told K-EARTH 101, when asked for his advice for a possible replacement. "Don't look at the 177 episodes that I brilliantly did. Ignore the 400 reruns every week that you can't avoid."
Sheen said he wanted to return to the big screen.
"I think my days on TV might be a little bit behind me. I'll go make some movies with some major directors. I'm not really worried," Sheen said, adding: "I got not job, I got no dough."
Sheen set a Guinness World Record for being the highest-paid actor on television in 2010 and reportedly earned $1.25 million per episode of "Two and a Half Men."
He starred in movies such as "Platoon" "Hot Shots," "The Three Musketeers" and "Major League" and its sequel before he replaced Michael J. Fox on the television series "Spin City" in 2000 after the actor exited the show to concentrate on his treatment for Parkinson's disease.
When asked if he planned on starring in another "Major League" movie, Sheen said: "Yeah, that's around the corner.
Sheen is meanwhile dealing with a custody battle over his twin sons Bob and Max, who turn 2 next week. Last week, Sheen said he and their mother, estranged wife Brooke Mueller, had come to a verbal agreement. She had filed a temporary restraining order against him earlier this month and removed their sons from his care, citing domestic violence and calling him "insane."
Sheen has denied her claims. The two married in 2008. The actor filed for divorce from Mueller in November.
In August 2010, Sheen pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge regarding a confrontation with Mueller that had occurred in December 2009. He was sentenced to 30 days in a rehabilitation center, 30 days of probation and 36 hours of anger management.
It was also reported recently that Sheen is in talks with billionaire Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, to possibly develop a reality series or talk show for the cable network HDNet.
Sheen has not spoken about a deal but the actor did name Cuban as one of three "Gnarls Gnarlingtons," aka winners, on his first uStream webcast show, "Sheen's Korner.