Alec Baldwin knows a thing or two about falling from the grace of the public and studio executives, which is why he believes he’s the best to give Charlie Sheen his overdue wake-up call. Take a shower, sleep if off and beg for your job back, Alec says.
For weeks, Sheen has been shooting his mouth to whichever media outlet would listen to him about how he’d been treated unfairly on the set of “Two and a Half Men,” especially after his 36-hour cocaine binge that sent him to the ER, when he wanted to get back to work but producers wouldn’t have him.
Because of these things he’s been saying, Sheen was officially fired from the show, prompting him to proclaim that he was “free at last”
from the clutches of the “trolls.”
He’s also suing producer Chuck Lorre and Warner Bros. for no less than $100 million
for breach of contract for firing him.
Instead of all this, he should get on his knees and beg to have his job back, Alec tells him in an editorial for The Washington Post
There’s no winning with big studios like Warner Bros. and CBS, and there’s no show that can’t survive without its main star, especially one as popular as “Two and a Half Men.”
Charlie can’t come out of this as a winner, Alec tells him, not unless he realizes the gravity of his actions and begs with the right people and the public to have him back.
“Granted, it didn’t get real until you insulted them. And your suit may have real grounds. But you know what you should do? Take a nap. Get a shower. Call Chuck. Go on Letterman and make an apology. Write a huge check to the B’Nai Brith. And then beg for your job back,” Alec says.
“Your fans demand it. You will never win because when you are as big a douchebag as some of these guys are, they have no choice but to snuff you. (Do you secretly want to get snuffed? So you can go back and make movies?)” the actor points out.
When Sheen has an extremely successful television career, one that allowed him to pocket roughly $2 million for each episode of “Two and a Half Men,” he shouldn’t want to go back to making movies, mostly because he probably wouldn’t be able to deal with competition.
“Sober up, Charlie. And get back on TV, if it's not too late. This is America. You want to really [cross] Chuck and Warner Brothers and CBS? Beg for America’s forgiveness. They will give it to you. And then go back. You are a great television star. And you’ve got the gig,” Alec explains.
Charlie Sheen should also buy a “nice car” for his former co-star Jon Cryer
if he really wants to make amends.
So far, Sheen hasn’t responded to Baldwin’s advice.