Charlie Sheen may not have any plans to fade into the night, but CBS and Warner Bros. seem determined to thumb their nose at the fired actor by finding a replacement for him on its hit show “Two and a Half Men.”
So far, actor Matt Dillon, “Full House” star John Stamos and “Brothers And Sisters” star Rob Lowe have been mentioned. But any one of a dozen actors seems qualified to step into Sheen’s shoes.
Show producer Chuck Lorre, who Sheen slammed as a “maggot” and an “earthworm” seems determined to show that Sheen was beneficial but not instrumental to the series’ success.
Warner Bros. reportedly has a “shortlist” of actors who could fill the role. And at $2 million per episode, it’s job many in Hollywood would find tough to turn down.
But finding a replacement may be easier said than done.
Glee’s Stamos added a touch of humor to the controversy when he tweeted: “Contrary to the rumors, I am not replacing Charlie Sheen on two and half men. However, martin sheen has asked me to be his son.”
Today (Mar. 9) Sheen was back on the radio and endorsed Lowe for the job.
“He’s a buddy of mine, he’s a beautiful man, a brilliant actor, and I hope he does it and kicks its ass because I still get [paid],” Sheen said during an interview with Los Angeles radio station K-Earth 101.
In another interview, Sheen questioned how the show could continue with its current premise.
“I don’t even know if they would call the [character] ‘Charlie’ anymore … how does the show transition?” he questioned.
Others mentioned by various outlets for the role include Andrew McCarthy, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez (Sheen’s brother) and even Andy Dick.
Stranger things have happened.