I feel like Ursula the sea witch. Hearing about the half man in Two and a Half Men hating on his own show is delectable. I wish he didn’t bring religion into it, though. “You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that… I’m not okay with what I’m learning, what the Bible says and being on that television show,” says Angus T. Jones, the one who isn’t John Cryer or Ashton Kutcher.
If only he said, “Wow, I just realized that I am on a television show that contributes absolutely nothing creative or interesting to the field of entertainment, my bad!” But he has his reason, and I respect it, even if I don’t agree.
Also, I have to say that it’s always a jerk move when actors complain about their jobs: from this kid to Katherine Heigl complaining on Letterman about how long taping Grey’s Anatomy takes (and how exactly is that film career going?) to Sean Penn, human paparazzi steamroller, it’s eye-rolling when anyone with a job complains about how much their job sucks. There are thousands of struggling actors out there who would kill like, at least six people for their jobs.
That being said, who isn’t delighted that this young actor is turning against his own stupid awful terrible no good very bad show? This is a much better exit than Charlie Sheen‘s hateful Jew-bashing tirade against producer Chuck Lorre. This is maybe the most honest thing I’ve ever seen anyone do in Hollywood. Yes, he will be so very fired and will have a hard time finding work for the next decade, but he said what we were all thinking: Two And A Half Men sucks.
Maybe he’ll find new success in the Indie film industry, because no one in network television is going to touch him, even if they all secretly agree that Two And A Half Men is like the drunk guy at a party who wasn’t invited who vomits in your closet and then shows everyone his junk. But at least that guy leaves.
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