Carlos Irwin Estévez, better known as Charlie Sheen, is an American film and television actor. Through the 1980s and 1990s, Sheen continued to star in box office smashes such as Wall Street with his father, Martin Sheen, and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994. Major League Baseball, the Hot Shots! flicks, and the Scary Movie franchise were all part of his career. However, his big break came in 2003, when he was cast as Charlie Harper in Two and a Half Men. He co-starred in the CBS sitcom with Jon Cryer for eight seasons before being fired in 2011 for criticizing the show’s creator, Chuck Lorre. At the time, the actor was battling drug and alcohol addiction and gave a slew of controversial interviews.
Selma Blair was ruthlessly fired for calling out Charlie Sheen on the sets of Anger Management
In addition to acting, the Scary Movie actor has been known for controversies and his chaotic personal life over the course of his career. To mention a few: his well-documented substance abuse troubles; his ex-wife Denise Richards’ restraining order against him; many lawsuits from adult stars; the public revelation of his HIV diagnosis in 2015, followed by even more litigation; and his firing from the famous sitcom. Aside from his famed career, the Wall Street star has a penchant for picking fights with his female co-stars.
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Several months after being fired from Two and a Half Men, it was reported that Charlie Sheen was in talks to make his television comeback in a show loosely based on the 2003 Jack Nicholson comedy Anger Management. Selma Blair was set to be his co-star in the show, and Sheen had previously praised her in interviews.
But by the middle of the second season, rumors that the Platoon movie star had given Blair the choice to be fired or to leave the show began to rumble loudly. According to Deadline, Selma Blair’s role in Cruel Intentions allegedly made Charlie Sheen an admirer of the actress. Even after the last round of auditions, when FX intended to choose another actress, he fought hard to get her cast as his co-star.
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Charlie Sheen: Selma Blair Was Not Fired From Anger Management
The first episode of the show broke viewing records and became the most-watched debut, giving the series a good start. But gradually, some of Sheen’s damaging early habits started to reappear, and it didn’t take long for Blair and the others to grow impatient with his repeated tardiness. Charlie Sheen appeared on The Tonight Show in September 2013 to dispel certain allegations regarding Selma Blair’s departure from the titular show. According to the actor, she wasn’t fired—just written off!
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Sheen told host Jay Leno,
“One of our main characters, Selma Blair, who played Kate, was written out because the show was not about our relationship, and the issue was that too many people were still enthusiastic about the Two and a Half Men character and thought the Anger Management character was a little uninteresting. Therefore, it is no longer the case.”
He went on:
“My character begins to circle the drain once she departs. As a result, both playing and watching it was extremely enjoyable.”
Many publications suggested that Salma Blair had complained to the producers about Sheen’s actions, the Sweetest Thing actress complained to a buddy they had in common, and Charlie Sheen heard about it. He lost it when he learned about it. The actor then “fired” her with a text message that was full of swearwords.