As expected, Charlie Sheen made a “surprise” appearance at the Emmys Sunday night.
Sheen said “Hi, Jon” and waved to his former Men co-star Jon Cryer, who clapped profusely from the audience (despite having recently said he hasn’t spoken with Sheen since the firing.
But the actor was laid back and earnest as he spoke of Two and a Half Men.
“Thank you, good evening,” he said as he took the stage to present outstanding lead actor in a comedy series.
“Before I present outstanding lead actor in a comedy series… my old category,” he said, smirking, as the audience clapped, “I want to take a moment to get something off my chest and say a few words to everyone here from Two and a Half Men…”
The actor then said, “From the bottom of my heart, I wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming season.”
“We spent eight wonderful years together and I know you’ll continue to make great television,” he said before presenting Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons with the award.
It was a far cry from his attitude about the show and creator Chuck Lorre just months ago, when he was very publicly fired and went on a media and comedy tour bashing the show.
Cryer told The Hollywood Reporter on the red carpet before the show that he still hadn’t spoken to Sheen. When asked what he would say to him when they see each other face-to-face for the first time, he joked, “I would say what anyone would say to a friend who went bats–t crazy.”
Two and a Half Men returns Monday with Ashton Kutcher. Sheen’s roast airs on Comedy Central the same night.
– Lesley Goldberg contributed to this report.