“Saturday Night Live” alumnus Will Forte stops off at the Cinefamily Theatre in Los Angeles as he promotes his new movie, “Nebraska,” with with Bruce Dern.(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Hugh Hefner, who founded Playboy in 1953 and turned it into a multimedia empire, remains the magazine’s editor in chief.(Liz O. Baylen/Los Angeles Times)
Actor Vin Diesel is the producer and star of the sci-fi thriller “Riddick.”(Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
Director Guillermo del Toro, in the mixing studio at Warner Bros. in Burbank, has a new movie coming out called “Pacific Rim,” a shot of which is on in the background, about an alien attack threatening the Earth’s existence. Giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace.(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Compared with outsize former costar Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer of “Two and a Half Men” seems like a pretty mild-mannered guy. But that hasn’t stopped some outspoken fans from letting him have it, the actor said at a recent Envelope Emmy Roundtable.
“People do get mad, yeah, occasionally,” Cryer told Times television critic Mary McNamara and fellow panelists Matt LeBlanc (“Episodes”), Mindy Kaling (“The Mindy Project”), Jake Johnson (“New Girl”) and Don Cheadle (“House of Lies”).
“This is the biggest load of crap I’ve ever heard!” Kaling interjected. “You’re the most likable person in the world.”
“Some people are mad that Charlie’s not on the show anymore, and they take it out on me,” Cryer said, referring to Sheen’s firing in 2011. Cryer added, “I don’t know what they expect. I am viewed as somehow disloyal, even though I get along great with the guy.”
LeBlanc then deadpanned, “Did something happen with Charlie?”
Asked about his own approach to dealing with angry fans, LeBlanc said, “I try not to pay too much attention. Sometimes people stop you and say something, and it’s kind of hard to ignore that.” He then added a resigned chuckle and a sample barb.
For more from the panel, including Cheadle and Johnson’s experiences dealing with fans on Twitter, check out the video.