Jon Cryer reveals a 2012 run-in with his Pretty In Pink co-star Andrew McCarthy helped them reconcile after years of tension from production

  • Both Cryer, 59, and McCarthy 61, had just a handful of roles to their name when they both starred in the 1986 hit Pretty in Pink
  • Cryer appeared on The View on Friday to promote his ABC series Extended Family, where he revealed he reconciled with McCarthy on The View in 2012
  • ‘It was because… there was tension. Well, intrestingly, I saw him backstage (in 2012) and we had a lovely time. We had a great talk,’ Cryer admitted

Jon Cryer is opening up about how a random encounter with Andrew McCarthy eased decades of tension.

Both Cryer, 59, and McCarthy 61, had just a handful of roles to their name when they both starred in the 1986 hit Pretty in Pink. 

Cryer appeared on The View on Friday to promote his ABC series Extended Fmaily, where he revealed he reconciled with McCarthy on The View back in 2012.

‘He and I famously did not get along when we were shooting Pretty in Pink,’ though when some of the ladies of The View asked why, he said, ‘I guess it’s not that famous,’ though Alyssa Farah Griffin said she knew about it.

‘It was because… there was tension. Well, intrestingly, I saw him backstage (in 2012) and we had a lovely time. We had a great talk,’ Cryer admitted.

Jon Cryer is opening up about how a random encounter with Andrew McCarthy eased decades of tension

Both Cryer, 59 , and McCarthy 61, had just a handful of roles to their name when they both starred in the 1986 hit Pretty in Pink

Both Cryer, 59 , and McCarthy 61, had just a handful of roles to their name when they both starred in the 1986 hit Pretty in Pink

‘What I realized now and he actually wrote a terrific memoir called Brat and he was already struggling with alcoholism back when we were shooting that movie,’ Cryer said.

Cryer added he had, ‘projected all this stuff on him at the time. I thought he was this sullen guy who doesn’t wanna talk to me. Yeah, we’re sorta enemies on the movie but that doesn’t mean we can’t be friends.’

He admitted that when they were filming the movie, ‘we just had no rapport whatsoever at the time.’

‘I found out later he was going through some really tough stuff, so that was just such a lesson for me, because it’s all about projection,’ Cryer admitted. 

Cryer was also asked about the chances of reconciling with another co-star – Two and a Half Men’s Charlie Sheen, since there have been rumors of a reboot lately.

‘Charlie is doing a lot better now, which is wonderful. He and I have not spoken in a few years, but he’s doing a lot better, which, obviously, I’m very happy about,’ Cryer added.

He said that Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre is one of the most ‘legendary’ TV producers and when the show fell apart, ‘he really felt that he was friends with Charlie and when he lost that it was really hard for him, so that they have reconciled is really lovely.’

‘The thing for me is, when Two and a Half Men was on, Charlie was like the highest paid actor in television, probably ever. There has been nobody that has surpassed th enormous amount of money he was making, and yet, he blew it up,’ Cryer said.

'What I realized now and he actually wrote a terrific memoir called Brat and he was already struggling with alcoholism back when we were shooting that movie,' Cryer said

‘What I realized now and he actually wrote a terrific memoir called Brat and he was already struggling with alcoholism back when we were shooting that movie,’ Cryer said

Cryer added he had, 'projected all this stuff on him at the time. I thought he was this sullen guy who doesn't wanna talk to me. Yeah, we're sorta enemies on the movie but that doesn't mean we can't be friends'

Cryer added he had, ‘projected all this stuff on him at the time. I thought he was this sullen guy who doesn’t wanna talk to me. Yeah, we’re sorta enemies on the movie but that doesn’t mean we can’t be friends’

‘So, you kind of have to think – I love him, I wish him the best, I hope he should live in good health for the rest of his life – but I don’t know if I want to get in business with him for any length of time,’ Cryer admitted.

He said it might be different if it were a, ‘one-off’ or something along those lines but not a full series. 

Cryer’s new series Extended Family follows a divorced couple Jim and Julia (Cryer and Abigail Spencer) trying to manage co-parenting their kids.

Their lives become even more complicated when Trey Taylor (Donald Faison) the owner of Jim’s favorite sports team – the Boston Celtics – starts dating Julia.

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