When news broke in June that Selma Blair was departing the FX comedy “Anger Management,” it had been reported that star Charlie Sheen fired his leading lady through a vulgar text message. Sheen, finally opening up about the incident, has attempted to portray the situation differently.
“One of our primary character, Selma Blair, who played Kate, was written out because [the show] was not about our relationship, and the problem was too many people were still excited about the ‘Two and a Half [Men’] character and thought the ‘Anger Management’ character was a little dull,” Sheen, who was fired from CBS’ hit comedy two years ago, started.
“So, um, that is not the case anymore,” he added, referring to the idea that his character might be too boring. “Her character leaves, and I start circling the drain. So it’s really fun to watch and hella fun to play.”
Leno asked Sheen which moments from his life he drew from to play the drain circling. “It’s a mystery,” Sheen joked. “It just falls out of the sky. It’s amazing.”
Do you think Sheen underplayed the reality of Blair’s departure?