Charlie Sheen and Playboy.
A year ago, if you heard this actor and this publication’s name in the same sentence, you’d likely envision some sort of drug-filled romp with naked women.
But in another interview to promote his upcoming FX sitcom, Anger Management, Sheen has once again come out and admitted something he never would have said in 2011: he was never winning.
Featured in the July/August double issue, Sheen tells Playboy about the crazy events that led to his firing from Two and a Half Men:
“I don’t think it was the show in particular. It was the buildup of all the time I’ve been in the business, the divorces and everything. I started to unravel… I was mad about having to play the game… I finally just said the things I had always been thinking. But in the middle of a psychotic break.”
Among other topics the Golden Globe winner touched on with the magazine:
On the concept of winning: “I was in total denial. It wasn’t that bleak in my head. I felt I was winning by finally being able to speak my mind. I felt that was some sort of victory. And then it was fueled by the insane public outpouring of support.”
On Dave Chappelle getting him fired?!? “Everybody thought I had OD’d or whatever. No, I had a f-cking hernia blow out of my stomach. I called the paramedics, because that’s what you do, right? It was because of a Dave Chappelle sketch. Remember the scene where he’s a blind white supremacist who doesn’t know he’s black? It’s f-cking hilarious. I’d never seen it, and I laughed myself into a hernia. That is 100 percent true. It’s his fault. There you go. Dave Chappelle cost me my job.”
On his feelings about Chuck Lorre: “Here’s the good news. I’m not there anymore. I’m not working with CBS or Warner Bros. or Chuck anymore. Good news for them and good news for me.”
On slamming Jon Cryer: “That was wrong. I whaled on him unnecessarily. He was trying to keep the sh-t together, trying to cover my ass, pick up the slack. He just got caught in the crossfire. He’s a beautiful man and a f-cking fabulous dude and I miss him. I need to repair that relationship, and I will. I will reach out and do whatever is necessary.”
On sleeping with prostitutes: “I’m not saying I’ll never be with a prostitute again. But it’s hard. Parts of it are soulless and parts of it are nourishing. It’s always a roll of the dice.”