(NEW YORK) — Charlie Sheen isn’t proud of his behavior leading up to his firing from Two and a Half Men last year.
In an appearance on NBC’s Today show on Thursday, Sheen said his actions, which included repeated rants against Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre, were “a little cringeable because I didn’t recognize parts of who that guy was.”
Sheen is now the star of the FX comedy Anger Management, premiering on June 28. He told Today anchor Matt Lauer he discussed his recent past with the cast and crew on their first day on the set, and they had a good laugh about it.
Sheen added, “I couldn’t have the Two and a Half thing be my television legacy. I couldn’t have it end on that note. So if this is going to be the swan song, then it’s got to be a beautiful experience. And so far, eight days [on Anger Management] was more fun than eight years [at Two and a Half Men.]
Sheen, whose past recreational drug use is well-documented, says he’s not required to take drug tests as part of his gig with Anger Management.
He said, “There’s no testing unless something obvious happens — I show up covered in blood, somebody else’s.”
Lauer asked Sheen about recent TMZ.com footage of the actor appearing drunk after a Guns N’ Roses concert.
After Lauer said he doesn’t know one addiction specialist who would allow someone like Sheen to drink alcohol, Sheen replied, “Well if you do I should probably go to that guy….I have different theories about the whole thing. One of them is park near the VIP exit.”
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