Entries in Martin Sheen (5)


Charlie Sheen Talks "Anger Management," Says Dad Will Be Joining Show

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Charlie Sheen was front and center promoting his new comedy Anger Management at FX's presentation to the Television Critics Association gathering in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Sheen broke the news that his real-life father, actor Martin Sheen, will join the show in a regular role as Charlie's TV dad.

Not surprisingly, Sheen was also asked about his very public meltdown. 

When asked how his life was immediately after being fired from Two and a Half Men, Sheen said, "It was a crazy time, like a crazy dream, a runaway train I couldn’t get off of. I learned a lot from that time."

Charlie Sheen joked that a big lesson he learned from the experience was not to, "go on the road for 31 days in 23 cities with no act."  That was a reference to Sheen's 2011 madcap Torpedo of Truth tour.

"My life's different now that I'm not insane anymore.  I'm accountable most of the time," Sheen told the gathering.

Sheen also said he believes everything happens for a reason, explaining, "I can wish every minute for a very simple life, but I don't look at what happens in my life as chaos but challenges.  Things have to be dealt with in the moment.  My interpretation of fun is not always the right choice."

In the meantime, Sheen said he's having a great time on Anger Management

He noted, "I feel like we've just scratched the surface, barely" in terms of material. 

Sheen says he has more of a creative voice on this series, but the rapid production schedule allows very little time for rehearsals. 

Sheen admitted, "It's a whole different animal.  There's no time to overthink it.  Sometimes that's OK, sometimes it isn't."

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Family Blood Thicker Than Tiger Blood for Charlie Sheen

Jeff Vespa/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Charlie Sheen may have burned some bridges during his public meltdown, but his family still supports him.

His brother, Emilio Estevez, and father, Martin Sheen, both spoke warmly of him during an exclusive shared interview with The Daily Caller during promotion for their new film, The Way.

Almost a full year since Charlie’s public meltdown, Emilio said, “I live right down the street from my folks.  I talk to my mother every day.  I’m a momma’s boy.  We all are.  So there’s no exclusion in this family.  You’re a part of it.  We embrace and lift you up.”

Referring to Charlie, Martin Sheen added, “When somebody is spinning out like that, do they not live closer to your heart?”

Estevez wrote the screenplay for The Way which stars his father and tells the story of a man on a religious pilgrimage through France and Spain.  It opens on Oct. 7.

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Charlie, Martin Sheen Reunite for 'Apocalypse Now'-Themed Roast Ad

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Having leaked a handful of scathing zingers from the just-taped Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen, the channel is upping the ante with another high-profile promo for its Sept. 19 broadcast.

In Charpocalypse, Sheen reprises his father Martin Sheen's role in an Apocalypse Now spoof that features the warlock submerged in water, with only his camouflage-painted face peeking out.

Aping his dad's voiceover from Francis Ford Coppola's war epic, Sheen says, "I was going to the worst place in the world: cable.  Channel 745 -- I think.  I don't even really know what channel Comedy Central is, what with HD and all."

Sheen's concentration is broken when Martin Sheen yells, "Charlie!  Get out that pool and wash your face!  It's past your bedtime!"

The shot shifts, showing Sheen was actually in a pool, with two bikini-clad babes waiting for him.

"I thought you said this was your house!" one of the girls says to Charlie, before the elder Sheen shoos them away, griping to himself, "When will this ever end?"

Martin Sheen's appearance effectively dashes rumors the father and son were on the outs during Charlie's mega-hyped Two and a Half Men flame-out.

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Martin Sheen Says Son Charlie Is 'Emotionally' a Child 

Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Charlie Sheen's recent behavior may have baffled lots of folks, but his father, Martin Sheen, isn't among them.  The elder Sheen tells Britain's Telegraph magazine, "I know what hell he's living in.  I've had psychotic episodes in public.  One of them was on camera -- the opening scene of Apocalypse Now. ...I know what Charlie is going through.  And when you do something like that, that is out of control, that's the most difficult thing.  You have to have courage."

Martin says that, despite the fact Charlie is 45, he is still "emotionally" a child.  He added, "Because when you're addicted, you don't grow emotionally.  So, when you get clean and sober you're starting at the moment you started using drugs or alcohol.  You're emotionally crippled."

Charlie's brother, Emilio Estevez, believes the former Two and a Half Men star can bounce back.  He told Britain's Sunday Times, "There's always hope, and there are so many examples of people pulling themselves out of the [bleep] -- and having a rebirth.  So you just pray for him and hope he has that moment of clarity."

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Charlie Sheen '100 Percent' in Love with New Mystery Woman

Photo Courtesy - ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Charlie Sheen's father, actor Martin Sheen, has broken his silence about his troubled son.

"With prayer, we lift him up and we ask for everyone who cares about him to lift him up," Martin Sheen said Tuesday night at a movie premiere in London.

It's the first time Sheen's family has spoken publicly since the Two and a Half Men star was hospitalized for stomach pains after a night of heavy partying last month.

"If he had cancer, how would we treat him, you know?" Martin Sheen, 70, told Sky News. "Addiction is a form of cancer, and you have to have an equal measure of concern and love, and lift them up, and that's what we do for him."

But Charlie Sheen, 45, says he's doing just fine. Indeed, amid the latest scandal, he said on The Dan Patrick Show last week that he has found love all over again.

When the radio host asked Sheen whether he was in love, Sheen said, "Eh, 100 percent. What's not to got to see this one."

"Well, you won't tell me who she is," Patrick replied.

"Oh, I'm sure the world will know soon enough," Sheen said.

Cameras have caught Sheen kissing his new mystery woman. He was seen with the same woman on a yacht Tuesday night. Her name has yet to be released.

Charlie Sheen told Good Morning America his new love is not a porn star or actress, and that the couple met through a mutual friend at a party.

The mystery woman told GMA, which agreed not to reveal her name, that she is a graphic designer. Sheen says he rescued her in a way and trusts her, that she's the only one who understands him.

When his new girlfriend was asked if Sheen was sober, she said, "We don't use the word 'sober' in this house, we use 'clean,' and he is clean.'"

Sheen says he is 100 percent sober, he has things in check and is enjoying every moment, "I have 'mondo' gratitude for this life. Life is a fantasy." ´╗┐

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