Charlie Sheen Demands Huge Raise in Bizarre 'Today' Interview (VIDEO)
If you thought Charlie Sheen would be going about things lightly and trying to make good with his employers at CBS, think again, as that bridge seemed to be set ablaze during the actor's erratic interview with Today.
Sheen looked skinny and a bit disheveled during his conversation with Today interviewer Jeff Rosen, inviting NBC into his house for a candid one-on-one following his most recent hospitalization and the subsequent suspension of Two and a Half Men. Sheen, who earns an industry high $2 million per episode for his role on the massively popular show, said that he's tired of people making money off of him, and he's looking to take matters into his own hands now:
“It’s everybody thinks I should be begging for my job back, and I'm just going to forewarn them that it’s everybody else that’s going to be begging me for their job back ... I am a man of my word, so I will finish the TV show. I’ll even do season 10, but at this point, (because of) psychological distress, oh my God, it’s 3 mil an episode.”
He goes on to say that he has cured himself of any drug or alcohol dependence simply by closing his eyes, not by any rehab or treatments. He says that Alcoholics Anonymous "was written for normal people, people that aren't special. People that don't have tiger blood, you know, Adonis DNA.” The self-confident lines didn't end there. Sheen went on to boast proudly that he's through being modest, saying:
“I’m tired of pretending like I’m not bitching a total fricking rock star from Mars, and people can't figure me out; they can't process me. I don't expect them to. You can't process me with a normal brain.”The kicker? He says CBS owes him an apology ... “While licking my feet.”