Hugh Grant Passed On 'Two and Half Men', Another Actor Touted as Replacement


Hugh Grant


The 'Notting Hill' star allegedly turned down offer to replace Charlie Sheen on the sitcom because he was not ready to do a series which requires a lot of work.

In CBS and Warner Bros.' attempts to continue "Two and a Half Men" without Charlie Sheen, Hugh Grant was apparently close to become the replacement. The English actor was reportedly in final negotiations to take the role before he pulled himself out at the last minute due to creative differences.

Deadline says Grant was offered more than $1 million an episode, but WB sources say it was not that much and he was offered about $600,000 per episode. However, money was not the problem. A source tells the site, "He didn't want to do TV because those 24 episodes are a grind and a lot of work. At the end he couldn't get his head around doing a series."

Should Grant decide to take the job, "the show could have gotten another 3 to 4 more seasons". A representative for "Did You Hear About the Morgans?" star, however, has not commented on the matter.

CBS and WB are now said to have set their sights on another actor to replace Sheen. They are expected to land a new star before CBS' annual upfront presentation to advertisers May 18 in New York, though the network still has an option to punt the show until midseason. Wall Street Journal additionally reports that CBS and WB have agreed on terms to split the cost of whoever replaces Sheen.

© AceShowbiz.com


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