Hollywood has its share of actors who have regretted accepting roles that were embarrassing, but how bad do things have to get for a star to bad-mouth a project? What about an entire television series? We saw that happen yesterday when Two and a Half Men star Angus T. Jones closed one chapter in his life to start a new one. It seems that Jones has found God, which means he wants nothing to do with the “filth” that is the Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn-created sitcom. Even though Jones became the highest paid child star in television several years ago, he wants to get out of his $350,000 an episode contract so he can “walk with God.” We share more about his kerfuffle with the series after the break, and feature other TV actors who bad-mouthed their own shows. Tell us what names you’d add to the list in the comments section.
Angus T. Jones, Two and a Half Men
“If you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching Two and a Half Men. I’m on Two and a Half Men, and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it and filling your head with filth,” Jones told viewers during his testimonial for Forerunner Christian Church. The CBS sitcom star expressed his moral objections to the comedy, in which he plays slacker-turned-Army cadet, Jake Harper. Yes, it seems that Jones has pulled a Kirk Cameron by renouncing the series and preaching the dangers of TV. “Do some research on the effects of television and your brain, and I promise you you’ll have a decision to make when it comes to television.” You can hear it from Jones himself in the above video. The bashing begins after the seven-minute mark.