From highest paid child star to ‘paid hypocrite?’ That’s how Angus T. Jones sees his time on ‘Two & A Half Men.’ He spoke out at the World Harvest Outreach Church in Houston, Texas about why he felt like he was getting a whopping $300,000 an episode to be a ‘hypocrite!’
At 19, Angus T. Jones is looking quite different than he did back in his Two & a Half Men days playing Jake Harper. On March 15, the actor opened up about his new path in life and why he couldn’t stay on the show. Watch the new interview below.
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It’s been nearly a year since Angus decided to leave the hit show and his $300,000-an-episode paycheck after making comments saying that the audience shouldn’t be watching — and he wouldn’t take back his comments.
“It was difficult for me to be on the show and be part of something that was making light of topics in our world where there are really problems for a lot of people. I was a paid hypocrite because I wasn’t OK with it and I was still doing it,” he said to KHOU station at the World Harvest Outreach Church.
While he said that he did feel guilty for criticizing it — he knows how proud creator Chuck Lorre is of “his baby,” he still doesn’t have any regrets with what he said.
Angus Has ‘Seen God Do Amazing Things’
These days, he’s focusing on his religion — but would be willing to take on a role that supported that as well.
“I really want to come into the light because I know that is where the healing is and I’ve seen God do amazing things,” Angus said. “There’s a few different productions that like do kind of Bible-based stories. Stuff like that.”
The pastor for the church, Dr. James R. Doggett Sr. also spoke out, saying that Angus’ relationship with God was more important to him than his relationship with Hollywood.
“He’s part of Houston. He goes to church here in Houston. And by the way he loves Texas. He was born in Austin,” the pastor said of the Colorado University student.
Angus also visits ministries around the country to share his story of how and why he made the transition he did.
Watch: Angus T. Jones Says He ‘Was A Paid Hypocrite’
— Emily Longeretta