This week, Charlie Sheen has made headlines with his erratic behavior, and through it all, the cast of Two and a Half Men may have supported him. Holland Taylor, who plays Sheen’s mother on the hit sitcom, said nothing but kind words regarding Sheen. “Charlie was cordial and polite with all of his cast mates and crew, sometimes even courtly — and always witty,” Taylor told The Associated Press via email. She continued, “We watched movies at his house occasionally — warm evenings with interesting, spirited conversation. This is the guy I know.”
However, Sheen may have took it too far during a recent interview with E! News, where he said that Jon Cryer, who plays Sheen’s brother on the CBS sitcom, is a “troll” for not reaching out to him while other key members of the cast did. During an interview with California’s K-EARTH radio station, Sheen continued the attacks, saying that Cryer often forgot his lines and ruined the scenes he was in. After that statement about Cryer, the cast of Men have reportedly turned against Sheen, RadarOnline reported today.
A person close to the number one rated comedy series on television told Radar that “those comments about Jon are totally unjustified. Everyone working here knows he was one of the most professional cast members who would turn up early and always knew his lines. In fact, he would often eat with the crew and he was very well liked by everybody on the set… he was very popular with everyone.”
Chuck Lorre and Warner Brothers do want to continue the series, if anything, to prove to Sheen that the concept will work, even without its lead actor of eight years. Sheen has endorsed Rob Lowe taking his place considering that Lowe grew up with the Sheen family. However, NBC recently stated that Lowe is in a long-term contract with Parks & Recreation, and will not be able to join Men considering that they will likely want Lowe to fill episodes this summer in time for the return of the series in September.