From one troubled actor to another, Charlie Sheen made his second call this week to The Dan Patrick Show to offer up some advice to Lindsay Lohan and to defend his behavior on the set of Two and a Half Men.
Charlie, who is currently on hiatus from filming his hit CBS sitcom as he seeks help for his battle with drug addiction, offered some words of wisdom to Lindsay and also defended the wayward starlet.
“I have some things I think she should consider, ’cause I don’t tell anybody what to do,” he told host Dan Patrick this morning. “Work on your impulse control … just try and think things through a little bit before you do them.”
As for Lindsay’s current run-in with the law, involving charges for theft of a necklace, he said, “They’re so desperate to vilify … without fact.”
So will Charlie be returning for an eighth season of Two and A Half Men?
“Oh God, yeah!” he said. “Because I have a two-year deal. I’m a man of my word.”
Charlie also maintained that he has never been under the influence while shooting his show over the last seven seasons.
“The shape I was showing up in was epic, was beyond comprehension. [I’ve] never been drunk, never been high on the set once. But, I would show up not having slept much,” he shared, via Enteratainment Weekly. “Doing a network run through and asking the director, Jamie, to move my mark a little bit so I could be next to a piece of furniture or a table so I wouldn’t fall over. That is an expert move by a seasoned professional. I’m sorry, an amateur stays on his mark and then falls over during the run through.”
At the end of Monday’s episode of Men, producer Chuck Lorre dedicated his usual public comment to Charlie, saying, “If Charlie Sheen outlives me, I’m gonna be really pissed.”
Was Charlie hurt by his remarks? Not a chance.
“This is a giant compliment. Chuck offered an olive branch, this is how I interpreted it. He’s going through all this stuff about what he does. This is about him personally. It doesn’t get to me, it’s not about me until the end. It’s a reflection of how he feels, in comparison to how my insane my life appears at times. So, I took it as a huge compliment. He basically wrote a brilliant little piece of literature and called me Superman…We are fine!”
“People need to understand how supremely grateful I am that someone stepped in here. I don’t want to say who, but you know, basically, Viacom showed up at my house and said ‘Dude, it’s getting really obvious and we’re really worried about you. We don’t give a rat’s tooey about the show, we care about your health.’ So, they came in and just man to man and said ‘We have to shut it down.’”
So when will Two and a Half Men resume production? We are waiting for the announcement.