Charlie Sheen Appears on “Today”, Apologizes For His Behavior [VIDEO]
The legacy of Charlie Sheen will be some of the greatest movies to come out the 80s, one of the most successful television sitcoms of all time, being the highest paid actor on television, and unfortunately having the biggest public break down ever.
A year ago, Charlie Sheen seemed to lose his mind, saying he has tiger blood, tearing into "Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre in interviews, and saying that he's on a drug called "Being Charlie Sheen". Now Sheen is looking back on his actions of the past year and trying to make amends. Appearing this morning with Matt Lauer on "Today", Sheen admitted that he didn't know how to rebound from what he did last year,
"I guess the plan was to reintroduce myself to America and to the media and say, 'Sorry about that, but here's what's happening now.'"
What's happening now is a new television show, "Anger Management", which will debut on FX this summer. Sheen begins the interview admitting that last year if someone said he wouldn't be around in a year, he would have agreed. During the interview, Sheen seems as a little nervous, trying to interject jokes throughout, but comes across as more lucid and thoughtful than he has in a long time. While reflecting on the past year, Sheen compares it to an out-of-body-experience, he just wishes it was someone else he was watching. When going back and watching parts of his infamous stage show for a documentary he wanted to produce, Sheen says that he doesn't recognize who he was. But it is obvious that Sheen is serious about repairing his public persona and getting back to work. On the first day of production on "Anger Management", Sheen said he addressed the cast and crew with a speech,
"I don't remember what I said, everyone had a good laugh. I couldn't have the 'Two and a Half' thing be my TV legacy ... I couldn't have it end on that note. So if this is going to be the swan song, then it's got to be a beautiful experience. And so far, eight days there was more fun than eight years (on "Two and a Half Men")."
During Sheen's meltdown, suspicion of drug use was thrown out on a regular basis, but Sheen claimed he was not back on drugs. When Lauer asked if there would be drug testing on Sheen's new show, Sheen said,
"There's no testing unless something obvious happens -- I show up covered in blood; somebody else's."
Charlie admits that though he's personally apologized to Ashton Kutcher for remarks he made against Kutcher and the current state of "Two and a Half Men", Sheen still holds on to a little bit of resentment, saying he wishes they would have taken better care of the "child left behind".