Three years ago, Angus T. Jones was making $300,000 per episode to be on the hit CBS sitcom Two and Half Men, but he left show business to enroll in college and focus on his faith. Now, the 23-year-old is opening up about is his existential journey and his new, laid-back frame of mind.
“I was very confident at the time,” Jones told People of his decision to leave the hit sitcom in 2013 because it was at odds with his Christian beliefs. “Over the last three years I’ve been involved with various faith-based organizations. Right now, I’m stepping away from the organizational business-model programs. I’m interested in seeing where I go without an organization putting a stamp of approval on if I’m good or bad or whatever.”
When asked if he regrets the decision to leave to the limelight, Jones offered a wise, measured response.
“In terms of regrets, I try to avoid those completely,” he stated. “There’s no changing anything. There’s only moving forward.”
“The door is definitely still open for me to do that, but I’m taking things slowly,” Jones offered. “But I’m kind of liking the ability to travel and to move around at a moment’s notice and not have to be in one spot for years at a time.”
Upon reflecting on his years devoted to his faith, Jones admitted that he arrived at a dark place, which he has since thankfully moved past.
“I got pretty doomsday with my thinking for a long time, but now I’m having fun and enjoying where I’m at.” Jones said. “I no longer feel like every step I take is on a land mine.”