Ellen: Ashton Kutcher Replacing Charlie Sheen on ‘Two and a Half Men’


Ellen: Ashton Kutcher Nude Backstage

To Ellen’s relief, when Ashton Kutcher walked onstage, he was fully clothed. Earlier in the show, he stripped nude backstage.

Ellen teased Ashton for his backstage antics.


Ashton Kutcher Two and a Half Men: Ellen

Ellen asked Ashton Kutcher about how he came to replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men. (Featureflash / Shutterstock.com)

“That was a surprise,” she said.

“Well I like to be surprising,” Ashton said.


Ellen: Ashton Kutcher On Replacing Charlie Sheen On Two and a Half Men

Amazed by the twist of events that led to Ashton Kutcher replacing Charlie Sheen as the lead in the hit sitcom, Two and a Half Men, Ellen asked Ashton how that all came to be.

“It was really bizarre,” Ashton said. “I was watching Charlie Sheen on Ustream and he was talking about warlocks and mercury surfboards.”

Ashton said that soon after that, he found out that Charlie had quit the show.

“I went to dinner with a friend of mine and I said, ‘If they offered me that show, I’d do it in a minute.’ Two weeks later, I got a call and they offered me the job.”

Ellen: Ashton Kutcher Vs Charlie Sheen Twitter

Ellen asked Ashton whether he had ever met Charlie Sheen.

“I hadn’t met him at all,” Ashton said. “He tweeted at me and said very nice things.”

According to an article by Forbes, Charlie tweeted:

“#Winning Congrats to the cast and crew…CBS &WB..! My best to @aplusk!! The show must go on…You got the right guy! c.”

To which Ashton responded:

“#2.5 @charliesheen Thank man. Always been a fan, always will be! BTW you were “born big.””

What a surprisingly amicable interaction.

Ashton said that despite that he’s never met Charlie, he has met Charlie’s brother, Emilio. In fact, he was in a film that Emilio directed, called Bobby. Ashton said that Emilio is “great.”

Ellen: Ashton Kutcher Loves Two and a Half Men

Ashton said that despite the big shoes he had to fill, everyone on the set of Two and a Half Men has been extremely welcoming. He said he loves being on the show.

“It’s amazing,” Ashton said. “Jon Cryer is fantastic and the writers are incredible and the rest of the cast is amazing.”


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