Charlie Sheen is reportedly getting ready to retire. The former Two-and-a-Half Men star plans on making his next acting gig -- starring in FX's coming Anger Management -- his last.
The 46-year-old Sheen told The New York Times that after his new series wraps, he plans on devoting more time to his five children.
When I'm done with this business it's just going to be about soccer games and amusement parks. And when this ends, I'm done. This is my swan song, he said.
I've been doing this 30 years. And there's a lot more out there to do than make-believe, you know? he added. I mean, I'm grateful. I've got a dream life as a direct result of television, you know? But at some point you just get tired of wearing somebody else's clothes, saying somebody else's words and working in somebody else's space.
Sheen, who was fired last year from Two and a Half Men after a series of very public outbursts, also made a point of saying he's aware of the fact that you don't get these kinds of shots in the same lifetime.
You're only supposed to have one hit show, unless you're Kelsey Grammer, he said.
Sheen's new FX show Anger Management, is based on the 2003 Adam Sandler movie of the same name. The series follows Charlie Goodson (Sheen), a former minor-league baseball player who has to overcome his past anger issues to become a non-traditional therapist. However, his life is continuously complicated by his family and friends.
According to the deal with FX, Sheen might have to work for longer than he anticipates, as he is contracted for an additional 90 episodes if the first 10 are successful.
Anger Management is set to premiere on June 28 at 9 p.m. on FX.
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