Why Jon Cryer Says He’d Never Work With Charlie Sheen on ‘Two and a Half Men’ Reboot

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Why Jon Cryer Says He'd Never Work With Charlie Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men' Reboot

john cryer can’t feel two and a Half Men reboot. Like, absolutely. And this is largely due to Charlie Sheen,

Cryer joins Scene on Friday to talk about his new sitcom, extended familyThat’s when the conversation eventually turned to the hit CBS sitcom, in which he starred as Sheen’s neurotic brother, Alan Harper, for eight seasons before Sheen was fired in 2011.

Panelist Sarah Hines wondered whether there might be a chance for a reboot, noting that series creator, chuck lorre, his friendship rekindled with Sheen nearly a decade after their fallout. Cryer, who earned two Primetime Emmys for his portrayal of Allen, repeated That he hasn’t spoken to Sheen in years.

“Yeah, I don’t know how that happens,” he said. “Charlie is doing much better now, which is wonderful. He and I haven’t spoken in a few years, but he’s doing much better, which I’m obviously very happy with.”

Cryer then referred to Lorre as a “great producer”, followed by an explanation of why he doesn’t see himself in any of the films. two and a Half Men reboot.

“One of the hardest things [Lorre] When? two and a Half Men He was detached in such a way that he really felt like he was Charlie’s friend. And he lost which was really heartbreaking for him,” Cryer explained. “So, that they’ve reconciled is really sweet. For me the point is when two and a Half Men As it happened, Charlie was probably the highest paid actor ever in television. There is no one who has surpassed the huge amount of money he has earned.”

Sheen was reportedly taking home a whopping $1.8 million per episode.

“And yet, he blew it,” Cryer continued. “So, you have to think one way – I love him. I wish the best for him. May he be in good health for the rest of his life, but I don’t want to be in business with him for any long period of time.”

Panelist Ana Navarro then suggested, what if they were getting equal pay?

“Yeah, there you go,” he quipped.

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of sheen very public meltdown Production on the hit CBS comedy was halted before the remaining episodes of Season 8 were canceled. Sheen, who played playboy Charlie Harper, was killed in the season 9 premiere, which later introduced Ashton Kutcher as the new hero.

Sheen eventually went to rehab, but not before publicly attacking Lorre with derogatory comments – such as calling him a “little worm” and a “stupid, stupid man”. They have since stopped eating their meat, even as they reunited on Lorre’s latest TV project, an HBO comedy. bookmaker, starring comedian Sebastian Maniscalco. Sheen appears in the series as an exaggerated version of himself.

Back in November, Lore Shared with ET How did the reconciliation happen?

Lorre said of reaching out to Sheen, “I was hopeful that Charlie was in a good place and ready for it.” He said that he was not afraid to try to reconcile with the actor after so much time had passed. “I called his agent…he put me in touch with Charlie, and I said, ‘This sounds like a fun idea.’”

He added, “He could not have been more kind, enthusiastic and generous about this whole thing.” “The first time we talked on the phone for probably an hour and I sent her the script — because I’m asking her to play herself, a fictional version of herself, and I wanted to honor that. It was something I would be comfortable with.”

The following month, Cryer responded to the breakup between Sheen and Lorre.

“He and Charlie were very close for the first few years two and a Half Men And that they’ve managed to reconcile is really great.” Cryer told ET, “I haven’t talked to Charlie. I don’t know if he knows my number anymore.”

At the time, Cryer expressed openness to ET about reprising his role as Alan, saying he “wouldn’t rule out anything.”

Nearly two months later, Cryer is singing a very different tune.

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