Charlie Sheen Approves of Ashton Kutcher & ‘Two and a Half Men’ Premiere

Charlie SheenThe Charlie Sheen of a year ago and the Charlie Sheen of recent days are two completely different entities. I’ll gloss over a description of the former; we’re all too familiar with that one. But lately, as we witnessed with his brief, but classy and genuine Emmys speech of well wishes to the Two and a Half Men staff, Sheen has been more of a standup guy.

Access Hollywood interviewed Sheen about his Comedy Central Roast, which garnered record numbers. Surprisingly, the actor who at one time never tired of talking at length about himself, was more bent on discussing the Two and a Half Men season premiere, which he said was “really good,” and had the fresh feeling of a pilot. Sheen went on to praise new star Ashton Kutcher, who began his role last week as Walden Schmidt, depressed internet billionaire, as “terrific,” and his own former costar Jon Cryer, who plays Alan Harper, as “a frickin’ genius.” Clearly, Sheen has put his days of madcap accusations and insults behind him, and has begun to express a reverence for his old colleagues.

Although Sheen admitted it was “a little bizarre watching [the season premiere]” due to his own absence from the series, he admits that he “think[s] it’s got a really good shot,” and appears to have nothing but well-wishes for the new Two and a Half Men. All in all, Sheen’s new leaf suits him nicely. This is something we’re all far more impressed with than self-aggrandizing oddball exclamations.

A new episode of Two and a Half Men, introducing Walden Schmidt’s ex-wife Bridget (Judy Greer), will air tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

Click here to watch Access Hollywood’s full interview with Sheen.

Source: Access Hollywood

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.