Charlie Sheen is very open about sharing his opinions on what went wrong at Two and a Half Men. The actor of Spanish descent is also very frank about his upcoming show Anger Management, set to air on FX in June. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Sheen talked about both shows, and why his latest project “will not disappoint.”
Sheen admited he was not the one who came up with the idea for Anger Management, but rather gave credit where credit was due. He said, “Jon Feltheimer (chief executive of Lionsgate) calls me into his office one day, and says, ‘I just had the greatest idea that I’ve had in 30 years: Anger Management.’ I was like, ‘It was already a movie, dude.’ And he says, ‘As a TV show. You play the lead.’”
They hit the ground running with that premise. Sheen described the difference between working on Two and a Half Men and Anger Management and said, “It’s been a combination of respect, admiration and involvement. That didn’t exist over [at Two and a Half Men.] … I was a puppet for ratings.” He also mentioned that now he feels that those working on the new series feel like family.
“Hats off to [Ashton Kutcher] for doing the best job that he can,” Sheen said of his television replacement. He and Jon [Cryer] and Angus [T. Jones] deserve better material.”
Sheen is set on giving his television audience the best show he can deliver. “At this stage of the game, to deliver a turd? It’s not going to happen,” he said. “It’s going to be an absolute f---in' rocket ship to the moon.”
Will you watch Charlie Sheen in Anger Management?