While he has been doing pretty well for himself since leaving with the current 100-episode run of his starring role in FX sitcom Anger Management, actor and heavy tipper Charlie Sheen has revealed that he is longing to make one last appearance on old show Two and a Half Men.
In an interview, Sheen claimed that he would be “100%” willing to appear in the final episode of the show, should the producers of the show be willing to forget the past as he is for such a purpose.
Sheen had been the lead cast member of the CBS sitcom for its first 8 seasons and 177 episodes, but a falling out with creator Chuck Lorre and subsequent bizzare antics (including the phrases “tiger blood” and “winning”) in 2011 led to his sacking from the series, replaced by Ashton Kutcher.
Since then, the ‘half man’ Angus T. Jones found his role reduced to ‘recurring’ following controversial statements of his own and his age no longer supporting the plot, and the series is set to close up for good at the end of the upcoming 12th season premiering 30 October, an event the former lead wants to be a part of.
Speaking to E! News, Sheen ironically stated: “I just want to do it classy.”
He added: “I want to do it in a way that still services what the show is today, and also honours what it was when I was there. Who knows? I’m sure they are over there right now, pen to paper, trying to figure something out. If it’s not done properly, then there is no reason to do it. But it’s a pretty smart group over there and I’m sure they will figure something. Something that makes sense to everyone.”
Showrunner Lorre denied the rumours that his team were in discussion with Sheen, and stated of the issue in a separate interview with E!: “We’ve been really focused on finding a storyline that puts Jon [Cryer] and Ashton [Kutcher] front and centre in a really interesting, provocative, hopefully funny story. That was our priority going into this year, was to do a storyline that puts these two guys right in the middle of it. So outside characters will come in as they do, but that’s not the focus.”
All of Charlie Sheen’s talk of reconciliation with producers and fellow cast members is all well and good, but there is still the simple obstacle that they killed off his character in-show…