September 16, 2011 7:00pm PT by Jethro Nededog
Wendy Williams on Her Charlie Sheen Interview: 'We Had a Lot in Common' (Exclusive Video)
After her rare interview with Charlie Sheen, Wendy Williams can claim something about the actor that we really haven’t heard anyone else say.
“We had a lot in common,” Williams tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Talking to him was as easy as a summer day.”
That was the talk diva's conclusion after becoming only one of three people the actor sat with to promote his upcoming projects, including Monday’s Comedy Central Roast. For morning shows, he spoke to Today’s Matt Lauer. For evening shows, he appeared with Jay Leno. And for daytime, Williams was Sheen’s pick.
“Charlie gave it up,” she says. “We had a really easy conversation. I remember seeing Charlie for the first time in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. He wasn’t even one of the main characters. But, Charlie and I have grown up in the same era.”
And apparently, Williams made a fan of Sheen as well. “I’ll be honest with you,” she tells us. “He leaned in and he said to me, ‘You’re so real. I like you a lot.’ He said he has seen my show before, but now he’s going to make it a point of watching.”
Williams gave THR an exclusive preview of her interview with Sheen, which airs Monday.
On his state of mind: “Charlie is trying to move on with his life and I gave him some room to breathe. Obviously, he was in bizarro world and we had to address that, of course, but Charlie is really trying to move on.”
On Ashton Kutcher: “He was a gentleman. He wished Ashton well.”
On his former Two and Half Men boss: “He hasn’t talked to Chuck Lorre in a while and you’ll get his exact quote when he answers on the couch.”
On his children’s mothers: “He doesn’t live with the girls anymore. It’s all about him and Brooke [Mueller] and his children. And Denise [Richards],he was very kind to both of his children’s mothers.”
Watch a couple previews from Monday’s show below. Check your local listings for times in your area.
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