Late Night: Ashton Kutcher thinks new ‘Two and a Half Men’ will be a smash
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Charlie who? In an appearance on ‘The Late Show’ last night, Ashton Kutcher told David Letterman that he’s feeling pretty bullish about the revamped version of ‘Two and a Half Men,’ which returns to CBS next month.
Kutcher took to the stage wearing a flak jacket and helmet, a joke about recent threats made against Letterman, but talk quickly turned to the subject of Kutcher’s new gig on the hit comedy.
‘From the beginning I always said this is a tremendous combination, because you take the established show, you take a nice, young, likable, entertaining fellow like yourself, you put them together and it’s going to go through the roof,’ Letterman said.
Naturally, Kutcher agreed. ‘I think it’s going to go through the roof, I really do. I’ve been laughing really hard.’
Kutcher expressed his delight at returning to sitcom work, 5 years after the end of ‘That ‘70s Show.’ ‘How great it is to go to work every day and make people laugh?’
Elsewhere in the interview (which you can see in its entirety here, if you’re willing to fast-forward), Kutcher praised Sheen as a ‘lingual genius,’ while Letterman opted to poke a little fun. ‘Do you prefer strippers or porn stars?’ he asked Kutcher, who dodged the question with a deadly earnest answer. ‘I have a foundation that fights human trafficking,’ he said.
-- Meredith Blake