Unlike Sheen, There’s No ‘Suspense’ on Set with Ashton: Cryer

by | January 30, 2012 at 11:14 AM | TV News

Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher in "Two and a Half Men" (Photo: CBS)

Jon Cryer says life on the set of “Two and a Half Men” is a lot calmer these days, more than halfway into the sitcom’s first season without Charlie Sheen.

“It’s a little less suspenseful,” Cryer said of the “Two and a Half Men” workplace. “You know he’s going to be there,” he said, referring to his current co-star, Ashton Kutcher.

Cryer made his feelings known in a brief interview on the red carpet before entering the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday. The story’s on Radaronline here.

In using the word “suspenseful” to describe life with Charlie Sheen, Cryer was referring to the drama last winter that led to the suspension of production on the show and, consequently, Sheen’s firing. He may also have been referring to occasions before the public meltdown when some on the sitcom’s set wondered if Charlie would show up ready to work after a typical night of hard-partying.

On the other hand, Sheen did have a reputation for showing up on time, though it was revealed in legal papers last year that he sometimes arrived not quite prepared to do his best work.

Kutcher’s private life has also been in disarray recently with his pending divorce from Demi Moore. But apparently, that hasn’t had an effect on his work, at least according to Cryer.

As for Cryer and Sheen’s relationship now, they’re not friends. Cryer said in the red carpet interview that they’re not in touch. He wished him well though in his new sitcom, “Anger Management,” which is being produced for FX. “He has a great team around him,” Cryer said.

Catch up with the new “Two and a Half Men” with this clip: