No word yet on whether CBS and Warner Bros. TV have managed to convince Charlie Sheen to stay another season or two on CBS’ Two and A Half Men, but at least one fellow cast member hopes they “support him appropriately.” Co-star Holland Taylor, who plays Charlie’s mom Evelyn Harper, told EW.com that while Sheen is “the brand of the show,” she doesn’t know whether the actor will return for a reported salary of nearly $1 million per episode. Sheen’s contract is about to expire and he reportedly hinted that this season could be his last.
“It’s a toss-up,” Taylor admitted to EW.com, while walking the red carpet of the TV Land Awards on Saturday. “I mean, Warners is going to have to realize that they have to support Charlie Sheen appropriately. He is the brand of the show. A decade ago, every kid on Friends was paid $1 million an episode.
“I think he could walk away from it and be happy,” Taylor continued. “Whatever he does, he commits himself and works very hard. He knows his lines before anybody. He is on time and responsible for the show, and a good guy on the set.”
Taylor said she hasn’t heard any talk of CBS continuing the No. 1 sitcom without Sheen. “I can’t even imagine.” – With reporting from Nicholas White
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