The cast members of “Two and a Half Men” would have shut down the whole show for good if they felt the show was truly “hurting” Charlie Sheen, co-star Jon Cryer revealed on “Late Show with David Letterman” Wednesday night.
“None of us wanted to continue with the show if we felt like it was hurting him,” Cryer told Letterman. The actor co-starred with Sheen on the CBS sitcom for almost eight seasons (until Sheen’s very public meltdown occurred about midway through the season that just ended last month).
“I love him, he’s a great friend . . . We want nothing but the best for him,” Cryer said, though you got the feeling that neither Cryer nor anyone else close to Sheen are in any position nowadays to exert any influence on their friend to persuade him to get help, stay sober and reunite with his friends and family.
Letterman asked Cryer about his new “Two and a Half Men” co-star, Ashton Kutcher, who signed on just days before CBS announced its new fall lineup in New York last month. Kutcher joined Cryer and co-star Angus T. Jones for a hastily arranged trip to New York on the CBS corporate jet to appear together at CBS’s annual “upfront” presentation to advertisers.
Cryer told Letterman what Kutcher said when he stepped onto the CBS plane. “You know what I like about private jets?” Kutcher said mischievously, according to Cryer. “You can bring knives on board!”