Charlie Sheen finally broke his silence on Selma Blair’s exit from his FX sitcom, ‘Anger Management.’
Selma Blair played Charlie’s love interest on the show but was dismissed in June. The Hollywood Reporter wrote after Selma questioned Charlie’s work ethic on the show, he sent her an expletive text, calling her a “c*nt.” Uh-oh, we wouldn’t want to get on Charlie’s bad side.
Charlie has kept silent about why Selma was let go but finally set the record straight with Jay Leno Wednesday night.
“One of our primary characters, Selma Blair, who played Kate, was written out because [the show] was not about our relationship, and the problem was too many people were still excited about the Two and a Half [Men] character and thought the AngerManagement character was a little dull.”
There is a lesson to be learned here: don’t blast your boss publicly.
Charlie Sheen was fired from Two and a Half Men after publicly insulting the show creator Chuck Lorre. Warner Bros. stated their reasoning for firing the actor in a letter to his lawyer: “[Charlie Sheen] has been engaged in dangerously self-destructive conduct and appears to be very ill.”
But it wasn’t only Charlie’s attacks on Chuck Lorre that got him snipped from the show. Hollywood’s bad boy was reportedly getting in trouble with drugs too.
The letter continues, “There is ample evidence supporting Warner Bros. reasonable good faith opinion that Mr. Sheen has committed felony offenses involving moral turpitude (including but not limited to furnishing of cocaine to others as part of the self-destructive lifestyle he has described publicly) that have ‘interfere[d] with his ability to fully and completely render all material services required’ under the agreement.”
Charlie displayed zero remorse on leaving Anger Management, even though at the time he was TV’s highest paid actor. Ashton Kutcher took his place on the Forbes list in 2012 after replacing him on the show.