Charlie Sheen’s daughter shared a video clip of herself miming in an interview with her father about drug use during his public meltdown over a decade ago.
In 2011, Sheen was fired from his role as bachelor Charlie Harper on the hit sitcom after eight years Two and a half men. He made headlines for erratic behavior that included publicly verbally attacking CBS show co-creator Chuck Lorre.
At the time, Sheen, now 57, was the highest-paid actor on US television, with a reported annual salary of around $1.8 million.
In the midst of his spiral, the screen star granted a series of interviews in which he boasted about having “tiger blood” and talked about his penchant for “victories.”
Twelve years later, his daughter Sam “Sami” Sheen took to TikTok this week to share footage of herself mimicking her dad’s appearance on ABC 20/20. Then-ABC staffer Andrea Canning interviewed Charlie Sheen at his Los Angeles home.
At the beginning of the video, Canning Sheen asks, “Are there drugs in this house?”
“If so, you better find them and give them to me right away,” the screen star said. Sami, 19, mimics her father during the clip that lasts a few seconds.
Charlie Sheen went on to explain that there were no drugs, so Canning asked again, “No drugs in the house at the moment?”
“Not that I know of,” Sheen replied. “If I know about it, I’ll find it and throw it away. It’s not a big deal. Ooh, drugs in the house! Argh, we’re all going to die!”
“I had to,” Sami Sheen captioned the video. The clip has received more than 70,000 views since it was uploaded.
Elsewhere in the interview, Charlie Sheen spoke about his past drug addiction. He added that his use of narcotics has never been fatal because “dying is for amateurs.”
“I was hitting seven gram rocks and banging them out because that’s how I roll, because I have one speed, one gait,” Sheen said. “I am different.
“I have a different constitution. I have a different brain. I have a different heart I have tiger blood, man. Dying is for fools, dying for amateurs,” he added.
When asked if he still uses narcotics, Charlie Sheen replied, “I use a drug. Her name is Charlie Sheen. If you try once, you will die. Your face will melt and your children will cry over your exploded body.”
Six years later, in 2017, the Train Star appeared on ABC News Good morning Americawhere he spoke about his headline-making “Tiger Blood” phase.
“Sometimes it’s fun to watch but also a bit cramped,” he added. “It’s like, ‘Dude, what the hell was that?’
“I used way too much testosterone cream to get the old libido going again,” Sheen said. “It basically turns into a ‘roid rage.’ This whole odyssey, it was basically a random ‘roid rage’.
Charlie Sheen – who announced in 2015 that he had been diagnosed as HIV positive four years earlier – reflected further on that period in his life in a 2021 interview. He expressed regret for the way he had handled things.
“People have [said to] me: ‘Hey man, that was so cool, that was so much fun to watch. It was so cool to be a part of and support and all that energy and, you know, we put it on the man,” Sheen told Yahoo! Entertainment. “My thought behind it was, ‘Oh, yeah, great. I’m so glad I traded early retirement for a hashtag.”
“I think growth for me after the meltdown or melt forward or melt somewhere — whatever you want to call it — it has to start with taking absolute responsibility for my role in all of this,” Sheen continued. “And it was desperately youthful.
“I think it was drugs or the after-effects of drugs,” he added, “and it was also a sea of stress and a volcano of contempt.”
In June 2022, Charlie Sheen criticized his daughter for joining OnlyFans, a platform popular with adult entertainers and those looking to monetize nude and scantily clad images.
“She is now 18 years old and lives with her mother. That didn’t happen under my roof,” he said of his publicist. “I don’t condone it, but since I can’t help it, I’ve urged them to keep it stylish and creative and not sacrifice their integrity.”
Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife, Denise Richards, responded in a statement of her own: “Sami is 18 and this decision was not based on whose house she lives. All I can do as a parent is guide her and trust her judgment, but she makes her own decisions.”
Richards later shared an impassioned Instagram post in which she said, in part, that she “can’t judge [Sami’s] choices. I did [erotic film] wild things & playboyHonestly, her father shouldn’t be either.”