While at the Banff World Media Festival, Chuck Lorre comes clean by admitting that Charlie Sheen’s attacks which lead to his firing were “heartbreaking.”
“The guy was my friend and colleague for 8 1/2 years. I don’t think we ever had an argument.” Lorre says he was proud of the show. “For it to end like that was devastating, I don’t know what to say about it other than I was heartbroken and hurt,” he said.
In addition, he discussed how he and his cohorts renounced Two And A Half Men with Ashton Kucher without a firm game plan.
“There was no development process,” he says. “We actually made all of our mistakes on television….If you watch the 24 shows, we did last year, you can watch us stumbling around trying to figure things out. I think we still are, honestly.”
Lorre is also the driving force behind The Big Bang Theory and Mike and Molly. He claims that his works come from “a deep sense of insecurity.”
“If a show is bad then “there’s no reason for the audience to come back… You’re up against the whole universe.” As a result, when one of his sitcoms is recorded “the audience laughs, and if they don’t, we rewrite it or we’ll cut it….There’s a Musollini aspect. The train has to keep going. You never want to call (CBS chief) Les Moonves and say, ‘I have nothing this week’.”