Charlie Sheen Has His Act Together Again, Says Emilio Estevez
Charlie Sheen's older brother, actor-director Emilio Estevez, says the former Two and a Half Men star has changed his erratic ways and has his act together again.
Estevez told Access Hollywood, "He’s a completely different guy. He’s got his voice back. And I think he’s got his focus. He’s on a new show and he’s gonna be roasted by Comedy Central – which I think is going to be hysterical."
Sheen's new show, Anger Management, is loosely based on the 2003 film by the same name. Sheen stars as a reworked version of the flick's Jack Nicholson character, an ex-athlete who becomes a counselor to defendants in the criminal justice system while dealing with anger management issues of his own. He also has significant profit participation on the project.
Sheen said in July, “I chose Anger Management because, while it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it is a great concept. It also provides me with real ownership in the series, a certain amount of creative control and the chance to be back in business with one of my favorite movie producers of all time, Joe Roth.”
As for Sheen's Comedy Central roast, Family Guy and American Dad creator Seth MacFarlane is booked to host the Sept. 10 event. The cable channel will broadcast the show on Sept. 19, the same night as the Two and a Half Men season premiere in which Sheen's character is killed off the series.
Sheen was fired from the sitcom in March after launching verbal attacks on showrunner Chuck Lorre and network execs. He continued his rants via a stand-up tour, a popular Twitter account and an Internet show, but Estevez believes the worst has passed.
He said, “We’re a very close family and we’re a very real family, and I think every real family has real problems. And [Charlie’s] gone through it, and he’s come out the other side, and I think we’re all really excited to see what the next chapter of his life is going to be like.”