Charlie Sheen Talks 'Two And A Half Men,' Ashton Kutcher Debut
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Sure, his character died in a meat explosion on a Paris subway, and then was mercilessly mocked for proclivities that hit close to real life, but Charlie Sheen still very much enjoyed the season premiere of the rejiggered "Two and a Half Men."
“That’s got to be the highest attended funeral of all time,” he Sheen told Access Hollywood on Friday night. “And it’s interesting because I’m doing [a] film with Roman Coppola and there is a funeral scene in that. So I’m a guy that’s gonna have to survive my own funeral twice in the same year!"
Sheen will be starring in Coppola's "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charlie Swan III," which Variety reports is about a successful, wealthy graphic designer who sees his girlfriend break up with him and his life head into a downward spiral. Come to think of it, it's a bit like Kutcher's Walden Schmidt character on "Men."
Sheen hosted a viewing party for the premiere episode of "Two and a Half Men," even tweeting a picture of it. "Surrounded by friends and watching the premier [sic] of Two and a Half Men. Odd... But cool..! So far a lot of laughs!! Nice..." he wrote.
"It was a big night for everybody on Monday night -- for 'Two and a Half,' for us, for me," he said, referring to his old show and his own successful Comedy Central roast. "I think everybody won. I thought the show was really good. I thought [Ashton] was terrific."
The kind words follow the new pattern of the Nice Charlie -- very different from the psychotic Charlie that got him fired from the show back in the spring -- who first emerged during an appearance with Jay Leno and then went global with a speech at the Emmys earlier in the month.
"From the bottom of my heart, I wish you nothing but the best from this upcoming season. We spent eight wonderful years together, and I know you will continue to make great television," he said, addressing the show before a worldwide audience. He also met with Kutcher backstage, tweeting out a photo of their meeting.
During his appearance with Leno, Sheen said that, based on his wild behavior, he "would have fired his ass," from the show, too.
For more, click over to Access Hollywood.