Charlie Sheen's claim: I'm not crazy anymore
Charlie Sheen joked about his troubled past while promoting his new FX sitcom "Anger Management."
"I'm not crazy any more. That was an episode," Sheen said at the Fox Network Television Critics Association party on Sunday, according to People magazine. "I think I'm a different person than I was yesterday. Everything is a lot more mellow and focused and much more rooted in reality."
Sheen was on hand to promote "Anger Management," which is in the casting stage and will be filmed in six weeks. The actor will star in and produce the series, which is slated to premiere in the summer of 2012..
"I've been at this 30 years. It's nice to be in a situation where the people I'm working with are excited about my input. That wasn't the case for a long time," Sheen said.
"Anger Management" is a television adaptation of the Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson film "Anger Management" and producer Joe Roth wanted to cast Sheen in the lead. Sheen and Roth have previously worked together in the films "Major League," "Young Guns" and "Three Musketeers."
In the series, Sheen will be playing a revamped version of Jack Nicholson's character, an ex-athlete who advises people on how to deal with anger issues. The show will be written and executive produced by Bruce Helford, who has written on shows like "Roseanne" and "The Drew Carey Show."
"I chose 'Anger Management' because, while it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it is a great concept," Sheen said in a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com in July. "It also provides me with real ownership in the series, a certain amount of creative control and the chance to be back in business with one of my favorite movie producers of all time, Joe Roth."
In September, Sheen reached a settlement with Warner Bros. and Chuck Lorre over his $100 million lawsuit for his firing from "Two and a Half Men."
Though the settlement amount was not revealed, the Los Angeles Times reported the amount to be $25 million, while the Hollywood Reporter wrote that Sheen's settlement amount will likely be less but will include the reinstatement of the actor's substantial profit participation on all seasons of "Two and a Half Men," which had been withheld since he was fired.
The 46-year-old actor filed his lawsuit in March, days after he was axed from the hit CBS comedy series following a slew of erratic on-air ramblings against the show's producers and co-creator Chuck Lorre. During his rants, Sheen coined what would become catchphrases among his fans, namely "Duh, winning!" and "Tiger Blood."
Sheen's character on "Two and a Half Men" was killed off to make room for Ashton Kutcher to take the reigns as the new lead, but Sheen is only a little upset by the outcome saying, "It was a little bizarre to watch your own funeral. It was a little mean-spirited. But it's dead and buried now, right?"
His ex-wife Brooke Mueller was recently arrested for cocaine possession. Sheen said on Sunday that he has been spending time with his family and living goddess-free.
"I've been spending a lot of time with the kids, a lot of time with the family and I'm getting back into work mode," Sheen continued. "I'm a single guy hanging out with my children."