Hollywood just adores a comeback story. That goes for both on-screen and off-screen stories. Drew Barrymore and Robert Downey, Jr. are two prime examples of Tinseltown being able to forgive past transgressions. Both Barrymore and Downey had to go to rehab and come out being open and honest about their past challenges, admitting their own human fallibility. It would seem that Charlie Sheen is now ready to start his climb back up the career ladder.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Sheen opened up about that period of 2011 when he seemed to be off the rails both personally and professionally. We all learned about "Tiger's Blood" and "winning" in the middle of Sheen's fight with "Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre and its network, CBS. Sheen was seen tweeting outlandish things and pictures with him and some adult film stars. In the interview, Sheen admits that he was out of control.
Sheen told Rolling Stone,"Clearly, a guy gets fired, his relationships are in the toilet, he's off on some [Expletive] tour, there's nothing 'winning' about any of that. I mean, how does a guy who's obviously quick sanded, how does he consider any of it a victory? I was in total denial." So what does this new revelation from Charlie mean, exactly?
He's Bouncing Back - It's easy to read the "Anger Management" star's comments and see someone he was forced to take a good look at himself, and he's not ready to move up and away from the meltdown he very publicly endured. When celebrities are coming back from the brink, these are often the kinds of sobering lessons we hear them tell us about in interviews after the dust settles.
He's Just Playing the Part - Sheen's new show on FX debuts soon, and maybe it's cynical, but it's hard not to assume that at least some of this revelation is just a way to get people interested in his new show. Who could blame him? He's obviously a polarizing figure who lives his life very out in the open, and that kind of thing interests people. But as far as he went off the deep end last year, only time will tell if he's truly reformed or if another relapse is on deck.
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