Charlie Sheen wants you to know he’s still WINNING! He’s just not crazy any more.
Sheen opened up about his bizarre 2011 meltdown while speaking at Fox Network Critics Association party in Pasadena, California on Sunday night.
“I’m not crazy any more. That was an episode,” Sheen said, laughing.
“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.”
Sheen, 46, appeared at the event to promote his upcoming FX TV show, Anger Management, in which he will star and co-produce.
The former Two and a Half Men star posed with Anger Management executive producer Bruce Helford at Fox’s All-Star Party at Castle Green, who also dished about their new show.
Helford said he’s getting calls from stars who want to make cameos on the show. “Everyone in the world has called and wants to be on the show. They want to be a patient,” he said. ( Sheen will play a therapist on the show.)
Sheen said casting for the show is underway and that they will shoot 10 episodes in six weeks.
“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,” Sheen said.
Reflecting on the past year, Sheen talked about the worldwide attention his meltdown that led to his firing from Two and a Half Men received.
“Man, it’s a bit nutty,” he said, puffing with a bit of a gleam in his eye. “I’m just a white guy from Malibu who dropped out of high school. I’m amazed that there’s still all this interest in what’s going on.”
Sheen also said he’s cut back on the amount of time he tweets and is relishing his real-life role of dad. “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 said. “I’m a single guy hanging out with my children.”
The actor said he has been in touch with his former costar Jon Cryer, but not with ‘Men’ creator/executive producer Church Lorre — the former target of Sheen’s wrath. “Jon and I text. Chuck, no, but at some point we are going to have to get some closure there.”
Sheen said working on his new series has already been a more gratifying experience than Men.’
“It’s exciting to be in a situation where the people I work with are excited about my input. That hasn’t happened in a long time. But I still know my strengths and weaknesses.”
Helford said he expects Anger Management to premiere in the summer and it will be a multi-camera show taped before a live audience.