Jon Cryer Dishes on Charlie Sheen Character’s Death and Ashton Kutcher

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By Michael Lewittes

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Jon Cryer dishes on the new season of “Two and a Half Men” with Ashton Kutcher in a revealing interview with Entertainment Weekly.

The actor, who plays Alan Harper on the hit sitcom, says Charlie Sheen‘s character will not simply go away after his tragic death on the season premiere. “The history of the show does not go away at all,” says Cryer. “It will be dealt with all through the first season. It’s not, ‘Oh, that character’s gone, let’s forget completely about him.’ There will be ramifications all through the season.”

As for his dynamic with Kutcher’s character, Internet billionaire Walden Schmidt, Cryer says, “I can only say my character ends up being the more romantically experienced one of the two of them. So Alan becomes sort of a mentor character to Ashton’s character. And as bad as an idea as that sounds, it’s just as bad on the show — I’m a terrible mentor.”

Cryer also tells the mag the plot details of the upcoming season are highly secretive, and that producers have only “cryptically hinted at stuff,” such as that “One of the characters will be institutionalized, but they don’t say which character or what kind of institution. I don’t mind that because to me that feels like life — you never know what’s going to happen next. And God knows last year proved that to me,” notes the actor, referring to Sheen’s notorious meltdown and subsequent firing from the sitcom.

But will Cryer be tuning into Sheen’s Comedy Central roast? “I’ll DVR it, out of curiosity,” he says. The new season of “Two and a Half Men” debuts on September 19. Will you be watching?

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