Charlie Sheen is finally speaking up about co-star Selma Blair’s abrupt exit from the sitcom Anger Management.
Blair left the show after being dismissed by Sheen, via an explicitly worded text message (how classy), in which he called her, among other things “a c**t”, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Things started going downhill after Blair reportedly complained about Sheen’s work ethics on the FX show, which films episodes twice per week.
At the time, the allegations were that Sheen had fired Blair, and the reason was her speaking up, but on Wednesday night while on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Sheen said that was not the case at all.
According to Sheen, Blair’s character was “written off”, not fired, because of the simple fact that the show was not about the characters’ relationship and too many people were still hung up on Two And A Half Men, and found the interactions between him and Kate (Blair) “too dull”.
Charlie Sheen, who was fired from his CBS hit show for blasting show creator Chuck Lorre, told Leno,
“So, um, that is not the case anymore. Her character leaves, and I start circling the drain. So it’s really fun to watch and hella fun to play.”
Two And A Half Men is about how a jingle writer’s care-free life comes to an abrupt end when his brother and 10-year-old nephew move into his beach-front house.
In a sitcom that mirrors Charlie Sheen’s troubled life almost to the T, Anger Management is about a guy who is sentenced to anger management counseling and ironically ends up with an aggressive instructor.
Jay Leno asked him what experiences he draws from to play the character,
“It’s a mystery,” Sheen joked. “It just falls out of the sky. It’s amazing.”
Anger Management with Charlie Sheen airs on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. on FX.