(LOS ANGELES) — The phrase “anger management” has taken on new meaning on the set of Charlie Sheen’s FX sitcom.
Sheen’s co-stars in Anger Management are upset because he’s missed several days of work in recent weeks, forcing producers to extend production and use stand-ins for him, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Sheen’s rep denies that the actor has been disruptive, telling the trade publication that production was recently shut down because another cast member was sick. The rep adds, “Charlie is always ready, willing and able to shoot Anger Management and looks forward to returning on Monday.”
The Hollywood Reporter says Sheen has recently experienced health issues, including a problem with his vocal cord.
Sheen caused plenty of trouble on his last sitcom, Two and a Half Men. He was fired from the series in 2011 after repeatedly bashing series creator Chuck Lorre and others involved with the show.
Anger Management hasn’t been smooth sailing for Sheen, either. Last year, co-star Selma Blair was let go, reportedly because she wasn’t getting along with Sheen.
FX has ordered a total of 100 episodes of Anger Management. The Hollywood Reporter says Sheen has fulfilled about two-thirds of that order, with shooting set to be completed this fall.
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