As we get closer and closer to Ashton Kutcher’s premiere on Two And A Half Men, more details are surfacing about the storyline and characters. There have been a few photo leaks, but mostly, the cast and production team have been keeping tight-lipped about what’s going to happen.
Here’s what we know. First, it was announced that Chuck Lorre was planning to kill off Charlie Sheen’s character, Charlie Harper, in a fatal train crash. Ouch. Revenge is painful. We then learned that the first episode of the upcoming season would start with Harper’s funeral, which would be attended by all of his past goddesses. Although I’m not sure there’s a funeral home with a room capacity that big.
Then, it was leaked that Ashton Kutcher’s character would be an Internet billionaire named Walden Schmidt. Oh, he was also heartbroken. So that ruled out any possibility of him being anything like Sheen’s character, who seemed immune to heartbreak. Schmidt will reportedly be introduced by purchasing Harper’s Malibu home.
Now, Jon Cryer has released even more details on the upcoming season. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Cryer says:
“I can only say my character ends up being the more romantically experienced one…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. And that’s where a lot of the fun of the show comes from.”
Okay, sounds interesting. Definitely has the possibility of hilarity ensuing.
Cryer also talked about the infamous trailer that Ashton brought onset.
“I have been in what I refer to as the U.S.S. Yorktown,” Cryer joked about his costar’s trailer. “What's great about it is it provides shade -- for most of the studio lot. He had told me early on that he was going to get an enormous trailer. It's a fun place to hang out for us and anybody on the crew -- he has an open-door policy. He's got almost a club upstairs -- yeah, that's right, I said upstairs. He pipes music out before and after the shows and everybody hangs out. It creates a great vibe.”
Seriously, if you’ve seen pictures of Ashton’s trailer, it’s the biggest thing Warner Bros has had on the lot since Charlie Sheen’s ego.
Good thing he’s sharing. Ashton also reportedly took the cast and crew out for drinks after the first day of shooting. No bullying for this new guy.