(LOS ANGELES) — He still looks like Hollywood’s bad boy, but Charlie Sheen seems to have come a long way from the public meltdown featuring over-the-top parties, his goddesses and truly weird catchphrases, all of which led to him being fired from the hit sitcom Two and a Half Men.
Sheen has a new sitcom, Anger Management, set to premiere later this month on FX, and he’ll be on the cover of the June 21 issue of Rolling Stone magazine.
Sheen, 46, tells the magazine, “I don’t create havoc, mayhem, wreckage. I mean, I did for a while. But it was never part of the master plan.”
Sheen attributes his well-documented erratic behavior last year to “too much people-pleasing, not enough breaks, over 30 years, forming into one, focused tsunami-like release.”
Looking back on the year, Sheen calls it bizarre.
“It’s like one giant, long poem, played by some weird character, about things that aren’t totally grounded in anything real,” he said.
Sheen also doesn’t think he lived up to his catchphrase, “winning.”
He says, “Clearly, a guy gets fired, his relationships are in the toilet, he’s off on some f***ing tour, there’s nothing ‘winning’ about any of that. I mean, how does a guy who’s obviously quicksanded, how does he consider any of it a victory? I was in total denial.”
Sheen does acknowledge, though, that the wild ride is not entirely over. He told Rolling Stone that he still loves women and alcohol.
“Sorry, but it works. Anyway, I don’t see what’s wrong with a few drinks,” he said, adding that he takes his vodka straight. “I’ve always said that ice is for injuries.”
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