Jon Cryer is open to returning to Two and a half Men. ET's Kevin Frazier spoke with the 58-year-old actor after the series creator Chuck Lorrereconciliation with Charlie Sheenand expressed his willingness to reprise his role as Alan Harper from the popular comedy.
“I'm not ruling anything out, but I haven't spoken to Charlie,” Cryer said. “I'm so glad they reconciled… I can only say it clearly for Chuck. He has the enormous relief of someone who has been able to rekindle a friendship that was really meaningful to him.”
Lorre and Sheen fell out in 2011 after the show went on hiatus so the actor, who played Charlie Harper, could enter rehab for a third time. After Sheen responded to Lorre with publicly disparaging comments, CBS and Warner Bros. canceled the season's remaining episodes, terminating the actor's contract and banning him from their production lot. He was later replaced Two and a half Men by Ashton Kutcherand the show lasted four more seasons.
When Lorre started working on his new show, Bet runnerhe approached Sheen to play a fictional version of himself.
“He and Charlie were very, very close during the early years of Two and a half Men “And that they managed to reconcile is really lovely,” Cryer told ET. “I haven't talked to Charlie. I don't know if he knows my number anymore. But anything can happen.”
When ET spoke with Lorre in November, expressed enthusiasm about working with Sheen again.
“I was hoping that Charlie was in a good place and ready for it. He couldn't have been more kind and enthusiastic and generous about the whole thing,” Lorre said of Sheen, before recalling their meeting: “It was just the most natural world. We both hugged each other… It was closure. It was healing. And it was a great weight off my heart. I don't want to speak for Charlie, but I think he felt the same thing. It was a great opportunity for us to bury that darkness and have fun.”
Now, Cryer has moved on to a new project in which he will star. extended familya new sitcom in which the actor plays Jim, a happily divorced man living with his ex-wife (Abigail Spencer) and their children while she begins dating someone new (Donald Faison).
“We filmed the pilot for this show almost two years ago, because it took a crazy, winding path,” Cryer said. “We all love it so much and care so much… We couldn't be more excited for America to finally get the chance to see it.”
Faison agreed, noting, “This is a show where parents say, 'Look, for the kids, let's have an amicable divorce and let's really show them that we're still partners in raising them.'
“What I love about the show is that we're showing that there might be a different way to get divorced,” Spencer added. “…I just haven't seen anything like this on TV.”
extended family will air its first episode on December 23 on NBC. The show will premiere in its regular time slot on January 2 on NBC.
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