Charlie Sheen reflects on ‘two and a half men’ and his meltdowns – Deadline

Regrets, Charlie Sheen had a few. But this week, several politicians brought it to mind, prompting a media outlet to contact Sheen to talk about his infamous public media collapse 10 years ago.
In one Yahoo! Entertainment interview, Sheen reflected on how he traded early retirement for a hashtag in a series of mishaps, interview crises and bizarre behavior that burned many bridges.

“People have [said to] me, ‘Hey man, that was so cool, that was so fun to watch. It was so cool to be a part and support and all that energy and, you know, we stuck it to the man, ”Sheen said. “My thought behind it is, ‘Oh, yeah, great. I’m so glad I traded early retirement for a f *** ing hashtag. “”

Ten years ago, Sheen was the highest-paid actor on television, earning nearly $ 2 million per episode on Two and a half men, a hit comedy for CBS. But he started to spiral down when he pleaded guilty to accusations of domestic violence in August 2010 and had a public battle against drug addiction. Stories of massive amounts spent on prostitutes and partying emerged, culminating with Sheen later publicly revealing an HIV positive diagnosis.

Two and a half men paused so Sheen could seek professional help. Then CBS president Les Moonves got involved, but Sheen opted for in-home treatment.

Sheen then engaged in a public battle with show creator Chuck Lorre.

In a series of interviews in 2011, Sheen rose to prominence for his memorable snippets in response to the public unrest, including ‘Winning’, ‘Tiger Blood’, ‘Warlock’ and ‘Adonis DNA’. He made sure to attack Lorre in almost every discussion.

“I was really a guy who needed someone to reach out to and say, ‘Hey, man, there’s obviously a ton of other bullshit. How can we help you? Sheen said. “And instead they came in droves with banners and songs, all kind of fanfare and celebration of, you know, what I think is a very public display of a sanity moment.”

Today, Sheen is focused on developing a new show. “I just, I have absolute faith that the things I’m going to do professionally in Act 3 are going to muzzle all of these things and that people can celebrate me again for what I actually do for a living.

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