“I was nervous, but almost as soon as we started talking, I remembered, we were friends once,” Lorre recalled. “And that friendship just suddenly seemed to be there again. I don’t want to be too mawkish about it, but it was healing. And he was also totally game to make fun of himself. When he came to the table read of that episode, I walked up, and we hugged. It was just great.”
And not only did they make amends, but Lorre said Sheen, 58, “proceeded to kill it” during the script reading.
“His chops were just so finely tuned,” the producer shared of Sheen, who Variety said was unable to speak on his reconciliation with Lorre due to the ongoing strike, “as if we had not missed a beat.”