Charlie Sheen has said his life’s a lot calmer now – but that this spring was an “exciting” time for him.
The actor told NBC’s Matt Lauer that he didn’t really know what happened when he was fired from Two And A Half Men and began a manic round of media appearances talking about his “tiger blood” and “winning.”
“It was one of those things where the planets were aligned, perfectly or imperfectly. I said some stuff and then it caught such traction globally and instantly that I couldn’t really put out the fire – I had to keep fuelling it,” he said.
Charlie said of the experience: “It was like being shot out of a cannon into another cannon and then being just shot out of that one. It was like from one moment to the next I didn’t know what was going to happen. It was pretty exciting.”
Now he says he’s reconnecting with his children – Cassandra with former girlfriend Paula Profit, Sam and Lola with actress Denise Richards, and twins, Bob and Max, with ex-wife Brooke Mueller – and appreciating the quiet things in life.
“That’s where the life is, you know, it’s in those quiet moments,” he said. “It’s not the giant TV deal or the big party or the award or whatever; it’s the memory of your child’s smile at the end of the day that sort of brings that one lonesome tear.”
His re-emergence coincides with the airing in the US of a Comedy Central roast of him on Monday, the same day that Ashton Kutcher debuts as Charlie’s replacement on Two And A Half Men.