Charlie Sheen Understands Angus T. Jones: ‘I Don’t Think He’s Crazy’
About two months after Angus T. Jones released a religious testimonial telling viewers to stop watching Two and a Half Men, the young actor’s former co-star is speaking out on what it’s really like to work on the CBS series.
“I get it, it’s a weird place and people tend to have a different perspective on life working over there,” Sheen told The Hollywood Reporter at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif.
“[Jones] is a good kid and maybe he’s just going through a phase, but it’s hard to comment on something if I’m not there . . . I don’t think he’s crazy, I just think he’s a little maybe over-influenced in some other beliefs.”
Back in November, Jones, 19, made headlines when he appeared in a YouTube video for Forerunner Chronicles in which he bashed the comedy series, calling it “filth.”
“If you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching Two and a Half Men,” he said in the video.
“I’m on Two and a Half Men and I don’t want to be on it . . . people say it’s just entertainment. Do some research on the effects of television and your brain, and I promise you, you’ll have a decision when it comes to television, especially with what you watch on television. It’s bad news.”
Jones, who has been on the show for 10 seasons, later issued an apology to Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre, CBS, Warner Bros. Television and the show’s stars.
That same week, Sheen, who himself was ejected from the show in 2011 after a public meltdown, spoke out in the wake of Jones’ video, blaming the show’s “curse” and Lorre himself.
“With Angus’s Hale-Bopp-like meltdown, it is radically clear to me that the show is cursed,” the 47-year-old actor said in November.
These days, Sheen stars in FX’s Anger Management, a show that will welcome both Jones and Jon Cryer anytime.
“We’re making an offer right now: Come on over, Angus. He’s a really good kid, I miss him,” Sheen told THR.
“Come one, come all. [Cryer] is welcome anytime; he’s a genius and I miss him. He’s a good man.”
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