There was a point in time when Hugh Grant was in the running to replace Charlie Sheen on ‘Two & A Half Men.’ Hugh revealed in a recent interview why he decided to turn down the huge role on one of CBS’ biggest shows. The reason behind it all will definitely surprise you. Click to WATCH!
Hugh, 55, admitted on The Howard Stern Show on Aug. 11 that the show’s producers approached him for a part on the show when Charlie Sheen, 50, left in 2011.”They talked to me about it, but the problem was they didn’t have a script or a new character,” he said. “They just said, ‘Trust us. We’ll create one.’ I said, ‘Well, it’s very difficult for me to consider this without a script.’ And they said, ‘Trust us! Trust us!'”
Well, Hugh didn’t take the role. Charlie was later replaced by Ashton Kutcher, 38. If Hugh had taken the role, Two & A Half Men would have been a totally different show! We can’t really Hugh as a sitcom star!
He ultimate told producers that he was “too scared” to take the role without a script. Even though he missed out on his chance to be on Two & A Half Men, Hugh doesn’t have beef with the producers. He did note that “what they created for Ashton Kutcher was clearly something completely different than what they would have created for me.”
At the time when Hugh was offered the role, our sister site Deadline reported that Hugh would have received $1 million per episode to star. Hugh definitely missed out on one hefty paycheck. Ashton became TV’s highest paid actor in 2013, according to Forbes. He earned $24 million that year alone!
HollywoodLifers, did you know that Hugh was offered a spot on Two & A Half Men? Let us know!