Watching Charlie Sheen’s career and home life seemingly unravel earlier this year was tough on fans of the small screen favorite, but even more difficult for his family – including older brother Emilio Estevez.
However, Emilio says Charlie is back and better than ever.
“He’s a different guy. He’s a completely different guy,” Emilio told Kit Hoover and Billy Bush on Thursday’s Access Hollywood Live, of how Charlie has changed since his dramatic split from his Chuck Lorre-helmed sitcom, “Two and a Half Men,” and the highly-publicized drama that ensued. “He’s got his voice back. And I think he’s got his focus. He’s on a new show and he’s gonna be roasted by Comedy Central – which I think is going to be hysterical.
“I think that he’s really got it together,” he continued. “And he’s very excited about the crew of the show he’s putting together.”
Emilio, who recently wrote, directed and starred in “The Way,” along with father Martin Sheen, also addressed rumors that his mother has moved in with Charlie.
“She’s back and forth,” he said. “We’re a very close family and we’re a very real family, and I think every real family has real problems. And [Charlie’s] gone through it, and he’s come out the other side, and I think we’re all really excited to see what the next chapter of his life is going to be like.”
As with most siblings, Emilio said he and his younger brother had their fair share of fights growing up.
“Who would win in a fight with you and Charlie? Just a good ole’ wrestling match on the floor?” Kit asked.
“Me,” Emilio immediately answered. “But I studied martial arts and I was into boxing and stuff… I was a tougher kid.”
Catch Emilio and Martin on the big screen when “The Way” opens nationwide on October 21.