Having been on the wrong side of the tracks himself, Charlie Sheen knows a thing or two about addiction, recovery, and how to get Lindsay Lohan back on her feet.
The "Anger Management" star sat down with "Entertainment Tonight" and says he sees a little bit of himself in the troubled starlet. That's right: pot, meet kettle.
"Not to insult her because I'm who I am and she is who she is, I got things a little bit quicker or had better opportunities, better timing," he said of his own battles with the law, drugs, and addiction. "They let me off the hook a lot sooner than they seem to want to do with her."
This statement of support comes amidst reports that Lindsay was nearly removed from Charlie's show by producers for being routinely difficult. A source says to E! that Lindsay stalled and delayed filming to the point where producers nearly called law enforcement. They were "so pissed they almost called police to escort her" off-set.
Having thrown similar antics himself throughout his career, Charlie worries for her well-being, but still holds out hope.
"I think she seems a lot more focused now than she was five, six months ago," he said. "There is a reason that I root for [Lindsay] because we fell in love with this little girl that was just an absolute genius and had this great light about her and that's still there."
"You can't extinguish that. I root for her because when you're that talented it just doesn't go away. Sometimes your appetites get in the way."