Two and a Half Men: Charlie Sheen Sheds Light on Casting Emilio Estevez
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Last night's episode of Two and a Half Men saw a family affair as the Harper brothers got a visit from one actor's real-life sibling.  As reported previously, Emilio Estevez signed on to guest star on the CBS sitcom to play old a womanizing friend, whose death makes Charlie take a hard look at his own reckless lifestyle.

"The character was designed to be an old friend of Charlie's who shared a lot of his decadent traits," exec producer Chuck Lorre said.  "It seemed like a natural fit to have a family member who knows Charlie very well play that role."

Emilio Estevez's visit on Two and a Half Men marks the third time Sheen has been joined on the show by a family member.  Previous guest stars included his then-wife Denise Richards and the brothers' father Martin Sheen, who has appeared in the sitcom's episode entitled "Sleep Tight, Puddin' Pop" as the father of Rose, Charlie's neighbor played by Melanie Lynskey.  Meanwhile, CBS has no word on the possible appearance of the rest of the Sheen family members.

"My dad did the show a couple of years ago, so it was only a matter of time until someone of my brother's talent could also come and play in our sandbox," Sheen said in a statement.

On the other hand, casting Emilio Estevez on Two and a Half Men wasn't exactly an open invitation despite the actor's eagerness to grace the sitcom.

“This is the type of show that doesn't rush material to accommodate available costars.  We wait for proper storylines to emerge and then organically incorporate the people who are available,” Sheen told Extra.

Emilio Estevez, who previously acted with Sheen in Rated X, Young Guns and Men at Work, has been a busy part of the CBS family as a director, helming episodes of The Guardian, Cold Case, CSI: NY and Close to Home.  Most recently, it has been reported that he will be directing and starring in the movie The Public, a drama about a conscientious librarian who tends to the homeless and mentally ill people who use the public library as a homeless shelter.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Extra
(Image courtesy of CBS)

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