VINTAGE CLIP: Celebs React to 9/11 Attacks


As the world reacts to the killing of terror suspect Osama Bin Laden, ET takes a look back at what Charlie Sheen, Queen Latifah and others were saying in the immediate aftermath of the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001. 

Sheen explained how difficult it was for the cast and crew of his then-show "Spin City" to go back to work and attempt comedy in the aftermath of 9/11. The actor also said the nation needed to heal and expressed hope that eventually justice would prevail. "I guess all we can do is pray and hope that as the military goes back to work, that some justice will prevail -- on some level."

Queen Latifah wondered how the attack happened and said America needed to find new ways to deal with terrorists. "I'm trying to understand why this wasn't prevented. Did we get lazy? Did we get complacent? Do we have a big head about who we are as Americans, that we kind of thought no one would have the guts to do this to us? If people want something bad enough, they're going to do what they have to do. And I just feel like we have to do what we have to do right now. We're Americans, bottom line, we've go to protect America."  

Watch the video to also hear actress Kathleen Turner explain why she quickly mobilized after the attacks to provide and distribute food to a variety of workers near New York's Ground Zero.