HollywoodLife.com’s source on the set of ‘Two and a Half Men’ says the cast and crew miss laid back Charlie Sheen and don’t think the dynamic will ever be the same with ‘strictly professional’ Ashton Kutcher.
Although Charlie Sheen may have driven his bosses nuts with his outlandish antics, his Two and a Half Men cast and crew had nothing but love and respect for him. The 46-year-old actor always looked out for their best interests and loved to joke around with them like family — something they say Ashton Kutcher hasn’t quite mastered yet.
“Ashton is nice and he tries to do things to get us to like him more and more, but he kind of feels like a step dad,” the insider tells us. “He might be the best thing for the family, but everyone misses their ‘original dad,’ Charlie.”
The source explains, “With Charlie, we knew we could push his buttons and joke around about his personal life all the time. Ashton is all business and doesn’t like to joke around with the guys about his life. It’s off limits.”
Additionally, the cast and crew typically sided with Charlie when he went up against their boss, Chuck Lorre. However, now Ashton works closely with Chuck, which means they have to watch what they say.
“Chuck isn’t the easiest guy to work with and Charlie could handle him in a way where the crew wouldn’t get the brunt of it,” our source dishes. “But Ashton and Chuck are super friendly with each other, so crossing Ashton is like crossing Chuck. People are walking on egg shells to say and do the ‘right’ thing.”
All that said, at the end of the day, our insider assures us the entire cast and crew of the hit CBS show are just stoked to have a job and don’t want to seem ungrateful.
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Reporting by Russ Weakland
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