Angus T. Jones might have admitted “I’m on ‘Two and a Half Men,’ and I don’t want to be on it” during his recent religious testimony proclaiming himself a supporter of the Forerunner, but that doesn’t mean he’s looking to quit the hit CBS series either. The 19-year-old actor issued an apology to the cast and crew saying his statements against the show weren’t supposed to be an attack against them, and now it’s being reported that he will stay on “Two and a Half Men” until his contract runs out.
Considering Jones’s contract expires at the end of this season, he won’t have that much longer to wait. He’s already scheduled not to appear in the next two episodes of the show that are filming before the holiday hiatus, so the situation could blow over by the time he has to return to set.
TMZ has learned that Jones always felt “invisible” and that “no one really cared what he thought about the show or anything else,” so “he’s stunned at the reaction to the video.” The site also reports that Jones wanted to quit “Men” last season, “but his reps and family convinced him it would be ‘stupid’ to walk out on a contract that could earn him as much as $15 mil.”
During his testimony, Jones explains everything from how he found religion with the help of the Forerunner (also known as Christopher Hudson) to how he experimented with drugs like marijuana and acid during his younger years. It was his words against “Two and a Half Men” that brought the two videos posted to the public awareness, though.
“Jake from ‘Two and a Half Men,’ means nothing,” Jones says during his testimony. “He is a non-existent character. If you watch ‘Two and a Half Men,’ please stop watching ‘Two and a Half Men.’ I’m on ‘Two and a Half Men,’ and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it, please stop filling your head with filth.”
“It’s bad news,” he continues. “I don’t know if it means any more coming from me, but you might not have heard it otherwise. So just watch out. A lot of people don’t like to think about how deceptive the enemy is. He’s been doing this for a long longer than any of us have been around. So we can’t play around. There’s no playing around when it comes to eternity.”