Charlie Sheen opens up about 'surreal' reunion with Two And A Half Men creator after being fired from show
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Charlie Sheen has opened up about what it was like to talk to the Two And A Half Men creator after a decade-long feud.
After the amazing success of Two and a Half Men, Sheen’s career playing a self-deprecating ladies’ man was comedy gold.
Due to his unpredictable and aggressive nature during his drug use, Sheen was understandably cut from the hit show after rowing with its creator, Chuck Lorre.
However, it appears that all may be forgiven between the pair as they sat down for their first conversation together in 12 years after reuniting for Bookie, Lorre’s new Max TV series.
Sheen told The Post in an exclusive interview about his feelings on that day.
He said: “The anxiety that I had prior to our first chat was a tsunami.
“Chuck got on the phone and couldn’t have been more lovely or engaging. It was so healing … and it was so surreal when the little voice in your head keeps saying, ‘This can’t be happening’."
"It was like a really fun dream you’re having," Sheen explained.
“It was just so refreshing and liberating. I felt like so much weight had been lifted. It was hard for me to reach out just because of the amount of shame I’ve lived under for all these years.”
He added that he told Lorre, ‘You know, there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t have a moment of regret about the whole episode,’ and he said, ‘It’s time to move past all that’.
Lorre also confidently confirmed that the pair had no hard feelings towards each other to The Post, citing that their long-standing working relationship together had a lot of fun involved and that it’s time to bury the hatchet.
It was also Lorre who reached out to Sheen about joining Bookie, an eight-episode comedy which premieres next week (30 November).
Sheen explained that after losing his gig on Two and a Half Men and spiralled into messy meltdowns, it took a long time before he was able to level out and get better.
During the tumultuous years after his departure and Ashton Kutcher took the leading-man role in the sitcom, it meant that Sheen had a lot of time to reflect on the way his life was going.
But now that he is better and can ‘do things like this, which I wasn’t able to do for so long, is a gift’.
Sheen has a recurring role on the new show as a fictionalized version of himself who has gambling debt and is in rehab, and it was a character that he was excited to play.
“When we were on the set together it was exciting and it was fulfilling,” he said.
“There was just so much adrenaline.
“And then Chuck called me and was like, ‘Wow, you were amazing, you haven’t missed a step’. You wish people could peek inside at the inferno to what they saw as smooth sailing.”
It’s safe to say that the creative-duo are back in action, at least for now.
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