When Charlie Sheen made his decision to go absolutely ballistic on the “Two and a Half Men” set earlier this year, he certainly was not the only person impacted. Not only were most of the crew out of work for a few months, but his co-star in Jon Cryer became the target of a great deal of unwanted media attention. However, through it all the actor managed to stay pretty level-headed from a public standpoint, choosing mainly to spoof some of the drama on various talk shows and largely keep his distance.
Now, Cryer has at least opened up a little bit about some of his emotions going through this whole ordeal. In an appearance on Los Angeles TV station KTLA Wednesday morning, Cryer admitted that he ultimately took the exit very seriously out of respect both for his work and all of the fans:
“My perspective has been great through all of this. For many fans of the show, [Sheen’s departure] meant a great deal, and that’s important to us. It was an awful thing to be a part of, and I’m glad that some measure of peace has come out of all of it. I never want to go through it again.”
That measure of peace seems to be coming in the form of Ashton Kutcher, who has already impressed the crew and seems to be earning his massive paycheck of over $800,000 an episode. As for Sheen, he recently joked to TMZ that he was looking forward to seeing what “Men” was going to do when it came to doing away with his character. (Apparently, he is going to be hit by a train while in Paris.)
Do you think that Cryer did handle this situation in about the best way he possibly could?