Charlie Sheen: 'Ashton is Going to Kill It!'

Aug. 9 2011, Published 1:00 p.m. ET

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Charlie Sheen has nothing but praise for Ashton Kutcher, the man who’s replacing him in the CBS hit show, Two and a Half Men.

"Ashton is going to kill it," Sheen said in Los Angeles Monday.

Despite being fired from the sitcom in March, the troubled actor said he is still going to tune in for the ninth season premiere on September 19, which will ironically begin with a funeral for Sheen's fast-living character, Charlie Harper.

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"Who is not going to watch?" he asked excitedly. "I'll be there front and center, I'm just as curious as everybody else. It should be fun."

Showing no hard feelings about his replacement, a surprisingly calm and sober Sheen said he is confident that Ashton is going to fill his shoes well.

"I'm actually rooting hard for him, that worm is turning. It should be exciting," he told, joking that he wasn't privy to any inside information after being famously fired by Warner Bros following his bizarre meltdown earlier in the year.

"I've got nothing I can reveal because they wouldn't even give me a script! They didn't trust me, it will be a nice surprise, I think Ashton is going to kill it.

"It'll be nice to know that they get some carry-over ratings from people being sort of curious about what happened to their guy."

Sheen didn't miss the opportunity to plug his next television project, his roast on Comedy Central, that will coincidentally debut after Ashton's premiere.

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"And the same night at 10 p.m. the roast is on, it should be a big night," he reminded fans. "I think it's going to be epic, I got a taste of it on the road, I got roasted a few times out there.

"I think it anyone should be roasted in that manner, it should be me."

The calm and collected actor's demeanor was a far cry from the online rants about trolls and warlocks that we'd come to expect of him, and there wasn't a goddess in sight!

When asked about his love life, he responded, "I'm in total work mode. I wish I had something more interesting to tell you."

The new ‘Men’ will air at 9 p.m. ET, while the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen begins at 10 p.m. ET.

Sheen is poised to make his acting comeback, starring on a TV version of the movie Anger Management. The show is in development.


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