Jon Cryer 'jazzed' about Ashton Kutcher, thanks Charlie Sheen for 8 seasons of 'Two and a Half Men'
Jon Cryer is still employed and loving it. In fact, the star said he's "jazzed" about the show coming back and had some very nice things to say about Charlie Sheen and Ashton Kutcher.
"I want to express my enormous gratitude to Charlie Sheen for eight great seasons," Cryer said in a statement. "I'm extremely proud of the work we've done together, and I will miss him. But I'm also looking forward to this new beginning."
News that Kutcher had signed a deal to join the "Two and a Half Men" cast came down Friday.
While Sheen was quick to wryly welcome Kutcher to "Planet Chuck" (referring to show creator Chuck Lorre, with whom he's been sparring), Cryer actually gushed a bit about his new costar, saying, "Ashton is an extraordinarily talented guy, and his presence will be an asset to our show."
Always going for the laugh, he added, "We are old friends from our male modeling days, and we're both looking forward to being judged for our comedic artistry, as opposed to our exceptional physical beauty."
Meanwhile, Sheen and Kutcher tweeted at each other about the news. Despite his first response Friday predicting a crash in "Two and a Half Men" ratings, Charlie said later, "Congrats to the cast and crew...CBS & WB..! My best to @aplusk !! The show must go on... You got the right guy! C." Ashton responded, "#2.5 Thank [sic] man. Always been a fan, always will be! BTW you were 'born big.' "
Sheen's Twitter bio reads, "Born Small... Now Huge... Winning... Bring it..! (unemployed winner...)"
Awww, now isn't that sweet -- almost like "Three and a Half Men" instead?
-- Emily Christianson
Photo: Jon Cryer speaks at the First Annual Comedy Awards on March 26, 2011, in New York City. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images