Charlie Sheen has reacted to the news that Ashton Kutcher is joining the cast of “Two and a Half Men.”
“Ashton Kutcher is a sweetheart and a brilliant comedic performer. Oh wait, so am I,” Sheen said in a statement to Access Hollywood on Friday, after the news was confirmed by CBS and Ashton himself.
Sheen went on to wish America the best in his statement, but slammed the behind the scenes players over what he considered to be a lack of loyalty.
“Enjoy the show America, Enjoy seeing 2.0 in the demo every Monday, WB. Enjoy planet Chuck, Ashton. There is no air, laughter, loyalty, or love there,” Sheen’s statement to Access concluded.
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As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Ashton was announced as the new addition to the “Two and a Half Men” cast on Friday morning.
“I can’t wait to get to work with this ridiculously talented 2.5 team and I believe we can fill the stage with laughter that will echo in viewers’ homes,” Kutcher said in a statement released to Access Hollywood by CBS. “I can’t replace Charlie Sheen but I’m going to work my ass off to entertain the hell out of people!”
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Show creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre also praised his new cast member.
“We are so lucky to have someone as talented, joyful and just plain remarkable as Ashton joining our family,” Chuck said in a statement to Access. “Added to that is the deep sigh of relief knowing that our family stays together. If I was any happier, it’d be illegal.”