HOLLYWOOD – Masters of Sex star Michael Sheen shocked friends and family today when he disowned his brother, tiger blood owner and a self-proclaimed master of sex Charlie Sheen.
Speaking to Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY, the star of The Damned United and Frost/Nixon said:
Charlie Sheen? No, he’s not my brother. We have the same last name but that’s as far as it goes.
So you’re not on speaking terms?
No. I mean I’ve not had the opportunity.
How does your father Martin Sheen feel about this estrangement?
Martin Sheen is not my father.
Wow! So you’re disowning your father as well?
I’m not disowning him. I’m just telling you that we’re not related. There’s no blood relation. He’s just – again – got the same name as me.
No relation. Not even the same name.
What caused this rupture? I mean, I can understand Charlie’s a bit of a loose cannon but Emilio and Martin? They seem to be fairly nice people.
Look I see where you’re going with this but it really is a complete waste of my time, your time and your readers’ time. Why aren’t you asking the real questions a journalist should ask.
Why Patrick Stewart has refused to acknowledged his daughter Kristen Stewart all these years.
Already done Michael. Already done (and for more on that story click here).
Okay. Fair enough, I’ll tell you. I was the youngest of the Sheen litter. From day one Charlie and Emilio were held up to me as shining examples and I was disgraced because due to a genetic defect I was born with this weird British accent. Martin Sheen might be a wonderful president on the West Wing, but as a father he was cold and distant, often refusing to communicate with me except via registered post. If I put something on Facebook about how well I’m doing he always comments ‘dislike’. And you ask me why I don’t talk to them? Do you know what last Thanksgiving was like? They’re talking about Apocalypse Now, Repo Man and Wall Street. I try to say something about Underworld and they all do that weird shrill scream I did in Twilight until I stopped talking. Is that your definition of a family? So there’s your answer.
Masters of Sex is on Showtime.