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Jon Cryer: This is what the actor who played Alan Harper in the series Two and a Half Men looks like now

The show that Jon Cryer and Charlie Sheen starred in , “ Two and a Half Men ” ended its final season in 2015 after a solid run of 12 seasons and now, after seven years, Cryer reflects on his time with the series and about the drama that took place with Charlie Sheen. Cryer recalled working with Sheen, stating that the early years were “an incredible joy” and they got along very well with the filming schedule without a problem.

However, Jon Cryer recalled “some issues coming up” when Charlie Sheen was going through his divorce from Denise Richards in 2006, explaining: “He was still lovely to work with, he was still on time and he knew his lines and he was getting the job done.” But Cryer noted that Sheen started having some issues with the series’ script, which was apparently a minor issue before more drama began to emerge.

“He started having problems with the dialogue and sometimes problems with the writing that I didn’t understand,” said Jon Cryer . “I’d say, ‘Is this the kind of joke you had no problem with a year and a half ago, and suddenly it’s a problem now?'” Shortly after, Charlie Sheen began to have a very public feud with the show’s creator, Chuck Lorre, which ultimately could have ended the show early.

Sheen’s behavior at the time was very erratic and unpredictable, to the point that both Chuck Lorre and Jon Cryer were debating ending the show entirely to not allow their actions. Instead, the two ultimately decided to let Sheen walk off the show because they believed he would save his life. “I think there was a point where Chuck Lorre and I looked at each other and said, ‘This show isn’t worth continuing if you let Charlie Sheen kill himself. If I give him enough money to do anything, that would kill him.’ life, you know, we don’t want to be a part of it,'” Cryer admitted.

After Sheen was fired from the show, Cryer recalls that everyone thought the beloved sitcom was done and the series was coming to an end, but it turns out that wasn’t the case. Lorre removed the Sheen character and welcomed actor Ashton Kutcher into the mix, and the show continued for four more seasons.

After the success with the series, many thought that Jon Cryer would continue on the path of comedies, but he made a change and began working in the world of fictional series playing the greatest enemy of the Man of Steel, “Lex Luthor”, in the series Superman & Lois, Supergirl and other series within the Arrowverso. However, it was announced in January 2023 that the actor will not reprise the role of him in the upcoming season of Superman & Lois.

On Twitter, Jon Cryer wrote that “for the record, the folks at DC were great and tipped me off that the show was going a different way with the character before they started looking. Most of the time, actors learn about these things when they go out in the trades. I’m thankful they had a class on it.” He also stated that “I’m not sure I would have been able to play Lex in [Superman & Lois] even if they wanted to do this. I’m supposed to start filming a new series for NBC in February.”

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