Badmouthing Charlie Sheen could send you to the unemployment line. Just ask Selma Blair.
The Cruel Intentions actress, 40, will not be returning to the set of Sheen’s FX comedy Anger Management after embroiling herself in a “heated battle” with the peculiar actor. Sheen reportedly wanted Blair fired from the show after learning that she’d trashed his work ethic in a conversation with series producers. Charlie, 47, was incensed once he discovered that Selma had complained to executive producers that he was constantly late for shoots and becoming increasingly difficult to work with.
Things got so ugly, in fact, that Sheen threatened to leave the show if Blair wasn’t sent packing. Insiders tell E! News that while Sheen doesn’t have the power to fire anyone, he “certainly can make production impossible.”
A statement from Lionsgate, which produces Anger Management, confirmed Blair’s exit Tuesday evening:
“We are confirming that Selma Blair will not be returning to
Anger Management and we wish her the very best.”
The June 2012 debut of Anger Management was the most-watched series premiere in FX history, drawing 5.5 million viewers. The audience for the second episode swelled to more than 5.7 million viewers.
In the sitcom, based on the Adam Sandler/Jack Nicholson comedy of the same name, Charlie plays therapist Dr. Charlie Goodson. Selma played his therapist and best friend, Dr. Kate Wells.
No word on whether the role will be recast.