In the latest and apparently last edition of his “Sheen’s Korner” webcast series, Charlie Sheen contends that his termination from TV’s Two and a Half Men was “a completely and entirely illegal and unconscionable act.”
But while teams of high-priced lawyers on both sides hash that out, some — though not all — of Sheen’s costars from the hit CBS comedy are starting to weigh in on the sordid situation that has been unfolding on TV, online and in the headlines over the past two weeks.
Sheen’s on-screen mother, Emmy winner Holland Taylor, was the first Men cast member to publicly comment on her experiences with the actor, saying in a statement to the Associated Press, “Charlie was cordial and polite with all of his cast mates and crew, sometimes even courtly — and always witty.”
Off-camera, she shared, “We watched movies at his house occasionally — warm evenings with interesting, spirited conversation. This is the guy I know.”
But as for the Charlie Sheen the public is being exposed to here and now during what she calls “a very sad and complicated time,” Taylor said, “I really have no comment beyond valuing my own history with Charlie, and my abiding affection for him.”
Marin Hinkle, who plays Sheen’s ex-sister-in-law on Two and a Half Men, told E! News the cast has been trading phone callings trying to find some way to get the word out on “how we feel about what’s happened with the show.”
“It’s so sad,” she says, “that this may be the end of something amazing all because of a lot of ego-fighting and pain, and obviously the sad condition of Charlie’s health.”
Sheen himself told E! News that while he has heard directly from Hinkle as well as costars Angus T. Jones (who plays Jake), Melanie Lynskey (Rose) and Conchata Ferrell (Berta), his No.1 scene partner remains mum.
“Jon [Cryer] has not called me,” Sheen claimed. “He’s a turncoat, a traitor, a troll.”
Trotting out his monotonous mantra, Sheen added, “You’re with me or you’re with the trolls. Obviously he’s with the trolls.”
And if and when Cryer does come calling? “I’ll tell him ‘You’re a little late. Goodbye, troll,'” Sheen told E! “When I’m starring in multimillion-dollar films and he’s begging me for a supporting role, I’ll say, ‘You left me out in the cold with all of your guilt and stupidity.'”
Should you so desire, the final installment of Sheen’s Korner can be watched here (warning: expletives, duh):