Char­lie Sheen

Char­lie Harper, Two and a Half Men

Winnipeg Sun - - ENT-SHOWBIZ -

Af­ter Sheen launched a ver­bal war of words with se­ries cre­ator Chuck Lorre, CBS ter­mi­nated his con­tract and cast Ash­ton Kutcher as a bil­lion­aire who buys Char­lie Harper’s home af­ter he was sup­pos­edly killed off. Kutcher’s Walden Sch­midt led the re­vamped cast for four more sea­sons, while Sheen’s Harper (played by a stand-in) showed up in the se­ries fi­nale only to have a pi­ano dropped on his head. Lorre ex­plained Sheen’s ab­sence to view­ers in his fi­nal post-cred­its Men van­ity card: “I know a lot of you might be dis­ap­pointed that you didn’t get to see Char­lie Sheen in tonight’s fi­nale. For the record he was of­fered a role. Our idea was to have him walk up to the front door in the last scene, ring the door­bell, then turn, look di­rectly into the cam­era and go off on a ma­ni­a­cal rant about the dan­gers of drug abuse. He would then ex­plain that these dan­gers only ap­ply to av­er­age peo­ple. That he was far from av­er­age. He was a ninja war­rior from Mars. He was in­vin­ci­ble. And then we would drop a pi­ano on him. We thought it was funny. He didn’t.”

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