The reluctant half star
Angus Jones does not see acting as a career when his stint as Jake in ‘Two and a Half Men’ ends
together and Angus kept laughing when Sheen delivered his punch lines.
CBS worried then that Angus wouldn’t be able to control himself during tapings, but for Lorre and co-creator Lee Aronsohn it was a sign that Angus was enjoying himself. “Early on, he would smile a lot at the end of the joke so they’d always have to cut around that,” Sheen said. “Which was funny to me because he was so young. Did he really understand the joke he was telling or the joke that’s being spok e n around h im ? Because there’s lots of adult humour. But you can still see it in the old episodes – him starting to smile and they cut away.”
Shy, introspective and polite, Jones has never asked his producers and cast mates to explain the show’s suggestive innuendo or dirty jokes.
Angus avoids the limelight, preferring his family’s Texas ranch to Hollywood glitz. When the show is on hiatus (one week out of the month and two months in the summer), he attends a regular high school and spends most of his free time studying, playing the guitar, and taking care of his two-yearold brother and new puppy.
Unlike his on-screen alter ego, Angus takes his school work seriously. “He’s a real worker among workers,” Lorre said. “There’s no showbiz kid stuff going on. He’s so much more evolved than that.
“One of the joys of being on this show has been watching him grow up. He’s becoming a young man now, and he’s doing it with g race.” – Los Angeles