Jon Cryer: Working With Charlie Sheen Is 'Always a Little Weird'
Given Charlie Sheen's increasingly erratic personal life, Jon Cryer says he never knows when he has to report to work on CBS' highly lucrative series Two and a Half Men.
"It's always a little weird because like the stuff you hear is just unbelievable," he said Wednesday on Conan. "I mean like... I'm checking TMZ, as I do everyday, to know if I have to go to work at all."
Incidentally, Sheen was hospitalized early Thursday morning.
At work, Cryer says people can't stop talking about the sitcom's main star.
"There was a story -- they found Charlie's car... at the bottom of a cliff. So you're thinking, 'Wow! Sure hope Charlie's OK,'" he said. "I said, 'How you doin' man?' He said, 'I'm doing OK, except that somebody stole my car and ran it off a cliff last night.' Normally, you would not believe that from somebody... but from Charlie Sheen you believe that, because that happened to him. Twice!"
CBS also is worried about Sheen, who rakes in a reported $1.25 million an episode (making him the highest paid actor on primetime comedy television today).
Earlier this month CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler told TV critics in Los Angeles: “We have a high level of concern. How could we not? This man is a father. He’s got children. He has a family. So obviously there’s concern on a personal level. But you can’t look at it simplistically. Charlie is professional. He comes to work. He does his job extremely well. It’s very complicated.”