Matt Lauer Talks with a ‘Calmer, Mellower’ Charlie Sheen

By Chris Ariens 

NBC’s Matt Lauer sat down with Charlie Sheen yesterday in New York as part of Sheen’s redemption tour. The interview will air on “Today” Friday. Six months after network correspondents and camera crews tripped over themselves to document Sheen’s latest bad-boy behavior, Lauer finds out how he’s doing now.

Lauer: I got the sense the last time we spoke, and that I was watching you on these other interviews, that you were a bit manic, and I don’t mean that as a diagnosis.

Sheen: Sure.

Lauer: I mean that more as an adjective. A manic period, you were running in a hundred different directions, physically and emotionally. So how would you describe your emotional state now?

Sheen: It’s a lot calmer. It’s a lot mellower. Yeah, um that was a time when what happened…I don’t really know what happened. It was one of those things where the planets were aligned, perfectly or imperfectly. I said some stuff and then it caught such traction globally and instantly that I couldn’t really put out the fire. I had to keep fueling it.

Sheen will also go on “The Wendy Williams Show” on Monday, the same day his roast airs on Comedy Central. Check out the Martin and Charlie “Sheenpocalypse” preview of the roast, below: