Charlie Sheen’s big brother, Emilio Estevez, says his little bro’ is “focused” and “different” from the way he was when he was fired last March from “Two and a Half Men.”
Estevez also revealed that their mother is playing a big role in straightening out Charlie.
“He’s a different guy. He’s a completely different guy,” Estevez said in an interview this week on “Access Hollywood Live.” “He’s got his voice back [a reference to an apparent bout with laryngitis]. And I think he’s got his focus,” Estevez said. “And obviously he’s on to a new show [and] he’s gonna be roasted by Comedy Central – which I think is going to be hysterical. But, yeah, he’s a different guy.”
The new show is the proposed, previously announced sitcom called “Anger Management” (based on the movie of the same name) to be produced by Lionsgate, producer of “Mad Men” and other shows. So far, the show seems to exist only on paper since no cable or broadcast network has come forward to air it. However, in his comments about his brother, Estevez indicated the production is coming together.
“I think that he’s really got it together,” Estevez said about Charlie. “And he’s very excited about the crew and the show he’s putting together.”
“AHL’s” Kit Hoover asked Emilio to address rumors that their mother has moved in with Charlie. “She’s back and forth,” Estevez said. “We’re a very close family and we’re a very real family, and I think every real family has real problems. And [Charlie’s] gone through it, and he’s come out the other side, and I think we’re all really excited to see what the next chapter of his life is going to be like.”
However, concerning Charlie’s admissions of drug use and unorthodox lifestyle – his recruitment of in-home “goddess” companions from the porn industry, for example – Estevez was unspecific. Though he insisted his brother is “different” today from the weeks last winter when Charlie conducted all of those unhinged radio and TV interviews, Estevez never came out and said his brother is clean and sober.
And, in case you’re not up-to-speed on the Sheen/Estevez family, here’s a primer: Patriarch Martin Sheen, 71 – real name: Ramón Antonio Gerard Estévez, and the legendary star of movies such as “Badlands” and “Apocalypse Now,” and “The West Wing” on TV – is the father of Emilio Estevez, 49 (and once married to Paula Abdul), Ramon Estevez, 48, Charlie Sheen, 45 (real name: Carlos Irwin Estevez), and Renee Estevez, 44. Martin Sheen has been married to wife Janet – the mother of all four children – since 1961.
Emilio Estevez told “AHL” that neither he nor his father will be attending Charlie’s Comedy Central roast next month.