But one story overshadowed them all: Charlie Sheen’s very public meltdown and subsequent firing from the critically acclaimed television classic Two and a Half Men. It spawned the hashtag #winning, a very confusing live tour entitled My Violent Torpedo of Truth, and gave some bright young
girls goddesses their start in show business. Charlie’s Two and a Half Men co-star, Jon Cryer, sat down (remotely) for an interview about his career (Duckie!) with PeopleTV and reflected on the Sheen drama. Hint: it maaay have been drug-related.
“Charlie and I really hit it off. We had a great first few years on that show,” he said. “It was incredibly smooth, we had a lovely time, it was working really well.”
Cryer believed, however, that once Sheen’s marriage to Denise Richards dissolved, he started using drugs again. “At first he could handle it, and he was still incredibly professional — and still lovely, by the way, to everybody on set — but you could just see that stuff was wearing on him,” Cryer said.
Cryer called the experience of working on the show during that time “crazy.” “It was one of the first internet s—storms, plus there’s the fact that all of our jobs are tied into this guy, and we’re all his friends. It was very, very strange and [there were] aspects of it that I absolutely hated, but you know, I’m thankful for the years that were great,” he said.
Demi Moore’s former lover is right. The whole thing was a massive internet shit storm. Each day brought a new level of “tiger blood”, “warlock” crazy. Soon every straight dude I knew began punctuating the end of their sentences with “Winning!” Dark times.
Here’s the clip of Cryer talking Sheen:
— PeopleTV (@peopletv) April 21, 2020
I have not seen one full episode of Two and a Half Men, but, out of morbid curiosity, I did watch the clip of Charlie’s character’s funeral. The character, creatively named “Charlie”, was killed after being hit by a subway. Then they replaced him with Ashton Kutcher, and the show went on for another four years. So thanks a lot, Charlie. In addition to getting a bunch of goddesses hooked on the bad stuff, you also gave us the gift of more Kutcher.