Even as ‘Two and a Half Men’ weathered a lot of storms, there’s never been anything quite like Charlie Sheen’s apocalyptic behaviour towards the maker and his replacement, Ashton Kutcher.
Charlie Sheen starred on the popular CBS show ‘Two and a Half Men’ for eight years prior to entering drug rehab. Then, in 2011, makers of the hit sitcom killed off his character Charlie Harper after the actor was fired from the program, and quickly replaced him with Ashton Kutcher’s character Walden Schmidt. Kutcher played this character until the show wrapped up in 2015.
- Recalling Charlie Sheen’s downfall
- When Sheen attacked Ashton Kutcher repeatedly
- The time Charlie Sheen addressed his behaviour and apologized to Kutcher
Recalling Charlie Sheen’s downfall
Back in 2009, Sheen was arrested on domestic violence charges against his then-wife, Brooke Mueller and, in February, he went to rehab. Later that year, he pleaded guilty to the domestic violence charge and was sentenced to more time in rehab.
That year, Sheen made a lot of headlines for all the wrong reasons including the time when he trashed a room at the Plaza Hotel. According to multiple media reports, Sheen was under the influence of drugs and was even hospitalized.
Soon, reports emerged that CBS and the production company Warner Bros. wanted ‘Two and a Half Men’ to go on a hiatus so that Sheen (who is making about $2 million per episode) could go to drug rehab for his troubling behaviour.
In one of his interviews, Sheen called the sitcom ‘Two and a Half Men’ a “pukefest”, and CBS and Warner Bros. ended up officially firing him from the show.
In 2011, Kutcher was confirmed as a lead man, starring as Walden Schmidt, on the sitcom replacing Sheen.
When Sheen attacked Ashton Kutcher repeatedly and Kutcher responded
The ‘Two and a Half Men’ alum attacked Kutcher on Twitter and called him “lame” while praising his former sidekick and co-star Jon Cryer.
In a series of tweets, Sheen continued to insult Kutcher’s work and asked him to “quit barfing” on his old “brilliant show”.
After having enough of Sheen, Kutcher finally responded to his incessant bashing when he appeared on the late-night talk show ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live‘, where Kutcher’s frustration with Sheen became evident as he made an unforgettable public plea to him.
“Dude shut the f–k up!” Kutcher exclaimed. “Seriously, like. Enough already. Like it’s like three years later and you’re still blowing me up on Twitter. Like, come on dude, really?”
The following morning that year, Sheen apologized for insulting Kutcher’s on-screen ability and quickly followed it up with a seemingly playful jab at the younger actor.
“Ashton, message received. So sorry, you sounded like me! Well done! My bad, I was pissed at other crap and took it out on you. Hope you are good.”
But, moments later, Sheen tweeted a threat to his replacement and said,
“But news flash Dood, you ever tell me to shut the f*** up, ever again, and I’ll put you on a hospital food diet for a year …”
The time Charlie Sheen addressed his behaviour and apologized to Kutcher
The 55-year-old actor opened up about his shameful behaviour and his regret later during an interview on the ‘Kyle & Jackie O Show’.
Sheen admitted to his radio hosts that he was “stupidly mean” to Kutcher as he overlooked the reality and difficulty of taking over a show.
The veteran Hollywood star added that he later realized that “he should have been nicer”.
Later, Sheen also recalled the moment he made peace with actor Mila Kunis’ husband at the Dodgers’ game. Sheen recollected that he saw him at a Dodgers’ game and forced him into a handshake.
In an interaction with “ET”, Sheen said that he realized Kutcher was tasked with an uphill struggle and that he was more into his own ego and for that, he is “regretful“.
As for burying the feud with Kutcher, Sheen called it “awkward” but believed that at the end of the day he was able to make it fine as he felt bad for him.