Two and a Half Men star Jon Cryer has finally opened up about the dramatic ordeal over Charlie Sheen's firing from the show, saying that while the experience was "an awful thing" to endure, things are now looking up with the arrival of Sheen's replacement, Ashton Kutcher.
"It was an awful thing to be a part of and I'm glad that some measure of peace has come out of all of it. But I never want to go through it again," Cryer said in a morning interview with Los Angeles TV station KTLA.
Cryer said that despite turmoil at the show, the writers have been creative in handling the departure of Sheen's character. "Even more impressive is, they've managed to bring in Ashton in a really terrific way. I mean Ashton just did the show on Friday and just tore the roof off the joint. He was amazing," he said.
The Emmy Award winner laughed off rumors that Sheen's character would die in an episode featuring a "meat explosion," but said he couldn't reveal much about how the character ultimately departs. "I'm not allowed to say much about it, but I'll tell ya, it's funny."
The new season of Two and a Half Men debuts September 19, the same day Cryer is scheduled to receive a star on Hollywood's historic Walk of Fame.