Monday, November 28, 2022

Quote of the Day (Jon Cryer, on How ‘Going Off the Rails’ Initially Worked for Charlie Sheen)

“In February [2010] I got a knock on my trailer door one day, and it was [producer] Chuck Lorre. I invited him in, and he said, ‘Jon, can you talk to Charlie? I hear he’s going off the rails’….

“The next day, though, Charlie went into rehab, so we never got to have that conversation. Charlie did, however, have a different kind of productive conversation — with Warner Bros. Despite falling off the wagon, a rocky marriage, looming felony charges and possible time behind bars, he managed to secure a massive raise [to $1.8 million an episode], fully three times what I was being paid. I immediately began contemplating a series of well-publicized drunken brawls in retirement homes or possibly leading cops on a destructive car chase just prior to my next contract negotiation.”—Two and a Half Men actor Jon Cryer, on his wild co-star Charlie Sheen, in So That Happened: A Memoir (2015)

The photo of Charlie Sheen that accompanies this post was taken in March 2009—when the actor was, evidently, still sober—by Angela George at Sharon Graphics.

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