Ashton Kutcher’s imminent Two and a Half Men identity is a long-awaited bit of information, so I’m going to cut to the chase. No drawn-out introduction. No beating around the bush. I’m not going to string you along, toy with your emotions, dangle the carrot, delay gratification, postpone the inevitable, put off—sorry, old habits die hard. He’ll be playing Walden Schmidt, internet billionaire.
And finally, you can exhale. No longer will theories be tossed about and ruminated on, because now we finally know. So all that’s left is to actually… watch it.
After the death of Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen), Alan (Jon Cryer) and Jake Harper (Angus Jones) will welcome a new member to complete their trio (or du-and-a-half-o). Schmidt’s role in the lives of the remaining Harpers remains ambiguous, although we do know that new ownership of Charlie’s house will be a plot point of the season premiere, so the whole “Ashton buys the house and lets Cryer and Jones live in it” thing that people keep chatting about seems to be a lock. What’s the reasoning behind this seemingly unlikely event? We’ll see. Something tells me that the tired trope of eccentric billionaire will not be avoided.
Source: Hollywood Reporter