Actor Charlie Sheen discusses Anger Management, his new sitcom in which he stars as non-traditional therapist Charlie who specialising in anger management.
The how makes its UK debut on Comedy Central from Wednesday 12th September.
Question: How would you describe Anger Management in just one word?
Charlie Sheen: Awesome.
Question: Who is Charlie Goodson?
Charlie Sheen: I play Charlie Goodson, who is a I don’t want to say failed ball player finally got called up to the show after 12 years in the miners and because of his own anger and his career with a broken knee with a bad incident and we’ll shoot that next week. And he is a guy that I think is about some measure of atonement who wants to give something back who wants to help people wants to right his own wrongs and also I don’t deliver message of you know of serenity to himself in the rest of his world.
Question: Why did you decide to play a therapist?
Charlie Sheen: Just made sense on every level to be a guy that that could be that multidimensionally involved with so many different types of people in his life whether they are patient or an ex-wife or a good child or another therapist its his present group, his home group I mean it just never stops with this guy I mean its not to the point where its migraine factoring but its pretty fast moving. He said he is like the he is the son and all these other planets orbit around you know its pretty cool.
Question: Does “Anger Management” mark a significant turn in your career?
Charlie Sheen: It feels right, it feels honest it just feels like I can’t have that mess be my legacy this is what’s going to be that you know I don’t want to you know they’ve some good times there and ended bad and who cares whatever move on but this I think will be the piece of work that I can live on and say that’s how I want to remember my TV years.
Question: What sets “Anger Management” apart from other sitcoms on television?
Charlie Sheen: It’s nothing shy and brilliant and its just its so specific and its so economical and so character driven and all the good comedy comes out of the characters and comes out of these situations that aren’t ludicrous we’re not putting the characters into this fish bowl and then embarrassing them and giving them you know stuff that doesn’t make sense but the writing is so consistent and so smart and it has not wavered from that.
Question: Why was Denise Richards an obvious choice to play your ex-wife on the show?
Charlie Sheen: She is still a knock out and that’s what the part called for and I can deal with her directly not through her agent, which was good. No, it just made sense you know we had talked about her possibly playing the ex-wife and she is the ex-wife for real and we thought it might be too much and then we’re just we get along so well these days. She just came in and did a fabulous job you know she looked great and it was yeah it was fun to do that in front of our children get them to see you know what their parents do for living, what pays for all those toys.
Question: Why was Martin Sheen brought in to guest star on “Anger Management? ”
Charlie Sheen: He is a gamer you know he really he is a team player, its going to be much like in the last 10 days of Wall Street where he came in and gave us that boost to finish the movie I think she has been able to deliver the same thing here.
Question: How does it feel reuniting with your former “Spin City” co-star Michael Boatman?
Charlie Sheen: It’s really cool you know and its been sitting for couple of years together. He was part of the group that actually kind of trained me for this whole second career move you know and its my way of saying thank you for him coming on this and he is my best friend and neighbor and he is just he is a gem brilliant you know.
Question: More on Michael Boatman
Charlie Sheen: He can make anything work Michael its really fun to work with him and watch him.
Question: Are you surprised that the show has tested so well?
Charlie Sheen: I heard the numbers and the reactions and it’s really exciting. There is like an early rumbling, there is like a pre avalanche rumbling its you can kind of feel it coming and the anticipation is really high and I don’t think we’re going to disappoint.
Question: How will your fans around the world react to seeing the show?
Charlie Sheen: The audience has much fun watching this as we’re having making it and I got a good feeling that if nothing else we’re not going to disappoint.
Question: More on fan reaction…
Charlie Sheen: Since we got some real interesting here I think we’re going to surprise a lot of people.