The Warlock has left the building. Charlie Sheen says he is no longer the total whack job we saw at this time last year, and now that he has a new show on which to focus, he has turned over a new leaf.
“I’m not crazy anymore. That was an episode,” Sheen insisted to reporters at Sunday night’s FOX Television Critics Association party. “I think I’m a different person than I was yesterday. Everything is a lot more mellow and focused and much more rooted in reality.”
The actor will play a therapist on his upcoming sitcom Anger Management, which begins shooting soon. Is Sheen taking psychiatric advice from his own character? He actually believes his turnaround has more to do with the fact that he finally feels appreciated at work.
“I’ve been at this 30 years. It’s nice to be in a situation where the people I’m working with are excited about my input. That wasn’t the case for a long time,” he said.
He also credits his newfound sanity with living a more normal life, complete with trading in late nights with porn stars for afternoons with his kids.
“I’ve been spending a lot of time with the kids, a lot of time with the family and I’m getting back into work mode,” he explained. “I’m a single guy hanging out with my children.”
We’re wondering if someone can go from being completely Looney Tunes — like Sheen obviously was last year — to perfectly sane, just like that. Was his total life implosion completely due to his drug use or was there a deeper cause that could rear its ugly head at any time? Only time will tell — until then, sit back and enjoy the show.