Jon Cryer Refuses Future Business Ventures with Charlie Sheen

Cryer Reflects on Sheen's Rise and Fall in TV

by Zain ul Abedin
Jon Cryer Refuses Future Business Ventures with Charlie Sheen
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Jon Cryer, the well-known actor who co-starred with Charlie Sheen in the comedy sitcom 'Two and a Half Men', has mentioned that he would not enter into any kind of professional relationship with Sheen. That was all before Cryer went on The View to talk about his new sitcom, Extended Family, and the ladies started discussing a reboot of Two and a Half Men.

Cryer, meanwhile, is still hesitant to believe all of the talk of a reboot spurred by the recent reconciliation of series creator Chuck Lorre and Sheen, nearly a decade after their very public falling-out. "Charlie is doing a lot better now, which is wonderful," Cryer commented in the interview, acknowledging Sheen's improved circumstances.

Despite this, he admitted that they haven't spoken in years, though he's pleased about Sheen's progress.

Cryer's Cautious Stance

At 58, Cryer reminisced the zenith Sheen reached in the industry where he was dubbed "the highest-paid actor in television, probably ever." He pointed out Sheen's unrivaled earnings in which reports reveal to be at a staggering $1.8 million per episode.

However, Cryer said that besides Sheen's huge success, his choices led to huge professional set-backs. It's this history of unpredictability that remains a key factor in Cryer's reluctance to work together again. "I love him.

I wish him well. but I would just as soon not do business with him for the rest of my life," said Cryer emphatically. Cryer also found time to brood over the chaotic closure of 'Two and a Half Men' He accentuated the emotional impact on Lorre, being a "legendary producer", who deeply felt lost over a spoiled friendship with Sheen.

While he welcomes the recent reconciliation between Lorre and Sheen, he remains dubious about any professional reunion. Now may be the peak of television reboots, but one gets the sense that for Cryer, it's an alliance too far.

He remains focused on his newest project, 'Extended Family', and the kind of retooling in a game that's changed comedy on television.