Jon Cryer does not feel a Two and a half Men restart. Absolutely. And it is largely due to Charlie Sheen.
Llorón joined The view on Friday to talk about his new comedy, extended familywhen the conversation finally turned to the hit CBS comedy on which he starred for eight seasons as Sheen’s neurotic brother, Alan Harper, before Sheen was fired in 2011.
Panelist Sara Hines wondered if there was any chance for a reboot, given that the series’ creator, Chuck Lorre, rekindled their friendship with Sheen almost a decade after its consequences. Cryer, who won two Primetime Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Alan, reiterated who hasn’t spoken to Sheen in years.
“Yeah, I don’t know how that happens,” he said. “Charlie is doing a lot better now, which is wonderful. He and I haven’t spoken in a few years, but he’s doing a lot better, which obviously makes me very happy.”
Cryer then referred to Lorre as a “legendary producer” before offering his explanation for why he doesn’t see himself in a Two and a half Men restart.
“One of the most difficult things for (Lorre) when Two and a half Men fell apart the way he did was that he really felt like he was Charlie’s friend. And for him to lose that was really heartbreaking for him,” Cryer explained. “So for them to reconcile is really lovely. The thing for me is, when Two and a half Men While it was happening, Charlie was probably the highest-paid television actor of all time. There has been no one who has surpassed the enormous amount of money he was making.”
Sheen was reportedly earning a whopping $1.8 million per episode.
“And yet, he blew it up,” Cryer continued. “So you have to think: I love him. I wish him the best. He should live in good health for the rest of his life, but I don’t want to do business with him for a long time.” time.”
Panelist Ana Navarro then suggested: what if they were paid the same?
“Yeah, there you go,” he joked.
glow very public crisis halted production on the hit CBS comedy before the remaining episodes of season 8 were canceled. Sheen, who played playboy Charlie Harper, was killed off in the season 9 premiere, which then introduced Ashton Kutcher as the new protagonist.
Sheen eventually went to rehab, but not before responding to Lorre with publicly disparaging comments, such as calling him a “little worm” and a “stupid, stupid man.” Since then, they have worked out their problems, to the point that they reunited on Lorre’s latest television project, the HBO comedy. Bet runner, starring comedian Sebastián Maniscalco. Sheen appears in the series as an exaggerated version of himself.
In November, Lorre shared with ET How reconciliation occurred.
“I was hoping Charlie was in a good place and ready for it,” Lorre said of reaching out to Sheen, saying she wasn’t afraid to try to reconcile with the actor after so long. “I called his agent…they put me in touch with Charlie and I said, ‘Here’s a fun idea.'”
“I couldn’t have been more kind, enthusiastic and generous about the whole thing,” he continued. “We talked on the phone for probably an hour the first time, and I sent him the script, because I asked him to play himself, a fictional version of himself, and I wanted to be respectful that it was something that he would feel comfortable with.”
The following month, Cryer reacted when Sheen and Lorre reconciled.
“He and Charlie were very, very close during the early years of Two and a half Men and that they have managed to reconcile is really nice.” Cryer told ET. “I haven’t talked to Charlie. I don’t know if he knows my number anymore.”
At the time, Cryer expressed to ET his willingness to reprise his role as Alan and that he “wasn’t going to rule anything out.”
Nearly two months later, Cryer is singing a very different tune.