Charlie Sheen has given the producers of his FX comedy Anger Management an ultimatum: Fire Selma Blair, or lose the show’s star.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Blair complained to producers about Sheen’s poor work ethic and chronic lateness. Sheen didn’t take too kindly to the criticism and said that Blair was out of line. The 47-year-old then refused to shoot if Blair showed up on the set, but it was unclear whether it was an official decision or an empty threat.
In August 2012, FX and Lionsgate agreed to deal that would guarantee 90 additional episodes of Anger Management if the first 10 episodes surpassed a certain ratings level. Sheen has reportedly completed about half of the episode order, and is set to earn between $75 and $200 million if he finishes all of the episodes.
According to TMZ, Sheen understands that the process of firing an actor from a TV show can be complicated, and returned to work Monday. However, he wanted producers to start drawing up an exit strategy for Blair, who was not on set Monday. It was unclear if she was scheduled to work that day.
Tuesday morning, Blair was spotted out with her son, Arthur, and asked about her possible termination. Blair shook her head and replied, “I don’t know anything.”
FX executives are currently in talks about how to handle the situation between Blair and Sheen, but at this point, it is unclear whether she will be returning to the show or not.
Blair plays Dr. Kate Wales, Charlie Goodson’s (Sheen) therapist and occasional lover. The Hellboy star wrote on Twitter Monday night that “life is good,” but didn’t comment on the feud with Sheen.
It was also reported that Sheen was planning to extend a 10 episode offer to Mila Kunis at $1 million an episode, but this has yet to be confirmed.
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