Like Father, Like Son
March 1, 2005
"Extra's" Mark McGrath dropped in on
Charlie Sheen at his "Two and a Half Men"
set, it turned into a family affair. Charlie walked
Mark right over to the Oval Office for a special
meeting with the president, his dad Martin.
Mark McGrath: Tell me what it's like working next
door to each other on the same lot? That must
be amazing. How many yards away are you from this
Charlie Sheen: Probably less than 100.
Martin Sheen: This is the first time I've seen
him in two years.
CS: That's true.
MM: Any plans to get on each other's shows?
CS: You were supposed to come on my show this
MS: I lost the part to Sean Penn. Let's be honest
CS: That's what happened. And Sean was cheaper.
MS: As far as Charlie playing here, we already
have a Charlie, sorry about that.
CS: What if I'm an assassin?
MS: For another guy. Not me.
MM: Charlie, what was it like growing up with
such a famous dad?
CS: I made it my life's goal not to be just the
son of somebody famous.
MS: You really are mad.
CS: I've told you this. We covered this in therapy.
But growing up, nothing could stop Charlie, not
even his father's advice to pass on Charlie' s
breakthrough film "Platoon."
MS: I advised him not to do it.
CS: Yeah, he did.
MS: I didn't read on the page what was on the
Dad may have missed the mark that time, but he
more than made up for it when he put his relationship
with Charlie on the line and forced his son to
face his drug problem.
MM: Your father's been your biggest supporter
through ups and downs. Has it surprised you with
CS: You're taking a risk to where the relationship,
the friendship, could all be completely undone
MS: He didn't realize how dangerous it was. When
one of your kids is headed toward a cliff you
get between them and the cliff and sometimes you
fall over together. It was what he would do for
me, and what he does now for others.
MM: If you weren't actors, what do you think you'd
envision yourselves doing?
MS: I would've been a teacher I think.
MM: It seems like you kind of that now, Martin.