Charlie Sheen sat down with Good Morning America to reflect on his career hiatus and to discuss his upcoming projects.
Sheen, who was once the highest paid actor in Hollywood, spent the last year in rehab stemming from drug abuse and erratic behavior. Last year the actor bombarded headlines with his controversial actions including interviews where he claimed to possess “tiger’s blood and Adonis DNA.” He also coined his extreme career implosion as “winning.”
While his behavior was assumed to be related to his drug abuse, the actor claimed that he was high on “Charlie Sheen.” During his tirade, Sheen was fired from CBS’s hit show Two and a Half Men and was involved in several disputes with the show’s creator, Chuck Lorre.
Now, Sheen is gearing up for the premiere of FX’s Anger Management where he plays a role he is all too familiar with: an anger management therapist. The actor was recently cast to play the president in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete sequel.
Sheen admitted that he is no longer on drugs but he is finding it difficult to give up alcohol.
“We live in a country where it’s always Miller Time so what are you going to do? It’s happy hour somewhere in the world,” Sheen said.
Sheen’s stint in rehab last year wasn’t his first. The actor has had several run-ins with the law related to drug abuse and domestic violence.
“I don’t believe in rehab anymore,” Sheen said. “It’s not for me. It’s not for everyone. It’s not a one-size-fits-all and it didn’t fit me.”
Sheen did admit that he let his out of control behavior go too far.
“The key for me would have been the advice I got when I was in anger management myself for a year and that is you can always leave the room,” the actor explained.
Sheen said he looks back on his actions as a chance to grow and is looking forward to newer roles including one in the Roman Coppola film, A Glimpse Into the Mind of Charles Swan III. A role where he can once again, tap into characterizations in his own personality.
“It is odd to look at some of the clips and some of the stuff and think, ‘Wow that was me, that was me. Wow,’” he said. “It’s a crazy character study on some level that will hopefully be valuable in the future.”