Last year Charlie Sheen lost his gig as the highest paid actor on television but still insisted that he was “winning.” It became a catchphrase for the famous actor through a series of bizarre interviews and stunts. But Sheen admitted in a recent interview in Rolling Stone that he was in denial about the whole situation, and was never really “winning” anything.
“Clearly, a guy gets fired, his relationships are in the toilet, he’s off on some f****** tour, there’s nothing ‘winning’ about any of that. I mean, how does a guy who’s obviously quicksanded, how does he consider any of it a victory? I was in total denial.”
But “winning” may be in Sheen’s future. The actor has a new series coming out, “Anger Management,” on FX this Summer. According to the NY Daily News, FX has agreed to buy 90 episodes of the show if it hits a certain ratings benchmark. That could land Sheen “up to $200 million” over time in syndication.
Sheen’s professional career is taking a turn for the better, and apparently, so is his personal life.
The actor and his ex-wife Denise Richards are finally getting along and the two have taken a few vacations with their kids. Sheen and Richards aren’t romantically involved but Sheen admits that he still fantasizes about his former wife.
“Do I want to? Yeah! Does she? Don’t know. It’s tough being on trips with her sometimes. I don’t want the kids to walk in on us, you know?”
Sheen also addressed his womanizing and drug problems in the new issue of Rolling Stone. Sheen recently underwent a stint in rehab, although he insists that he wasn’t on drugs during that whole “winning” and “tiger blood” phase. Sheen still drinks, because well, it works.
“I mean, the s*** works. Sorry, but it works. Anyway, I don’t see what’s wrong with a few drinks. What’s your drink? Tequila? Mine’s vodka. Straight, because I’ve always said that ice is for injuries, ha ha.”
Are you a fan of Charlie Sheen? The new issue of Rolling Stone, which also features an interview with John Mayer about the humiliation he felt after Taylor Swift released “Dear John,” hits shelves on Friday.