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Kathy Bates Is… Charlie Sheen?? First Pic!

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Ahhhh, it's the age old question, isn't it??

"What would Kathy Bates look like if she played Charlie Sheen?"

Well, now that question is ANSWERED! HA!

Kathy Bates is playing the ghost of Charlie on Two And A Half Men — and this is the first official photo — cigar, bowling shirt, and all!

The episode airs on April 30th, and deals with Alan suffering a minor heart attack. This, of course, is the perfect set up to have Bates play Charlie's ghost.

Here's what Chuck Lorre had to say:

"We knew we wanted Charlie's spirit to visit with Alan while he was sedated in the hospital. The question was how. When Kathy's name was first floated as 'his incarnation' we all just started laughing and decided to reach out to her. We were also determined to stay true to the character of Charlie Harper, and that was a promise I made to Kathy when we first talked. Thankfully, Kathy immediately saw the twisted humor of it all and signed on."

Apparently she even studied old episodes to nail Charlie Sheen's mannerisms and cadence!

Lorre continued:

"I think everyone on the show would say the end result was one of the best episodes of the series. It's pretty damn funny watching this world-class actress beautifully recreate not just Charlie's character, but also the sibling relationship he had with Jon Cryer's character, Alan Harper. I'm hoping we can have her back in a recurring role — Alan's demonic spirit guide. She really rocked this thing."


We can't even imagine what this will be like in action, and we fear the picture doesn't really do it justice!

Will U be seeing what Bates has got that night??

[Image via CBS.]

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11 comments to “Kathy Bates Is… Charlie Sheen?? First Pic!”

  1. tom says – reply to this


    That is so stupid.

  2. 2

    OMG I cant wait. If anyone can pull this off, kathy bates can. I love her!! This is going to be hilarious!!

  3. dosyk says – reply to this


    LovesGossip, Chuck stop changing your name and leaving comments like that.. btw this is one of the dumbest ideas i ever heard.

  4. Tim P says – reply to this


    Rumor has it Bates did an incredible job and had everyone laughing hard. Can't wait to see it!!!

  5. 5

    Lorre must be missing Sheen…has to use the "Charlie" character to get ratings. Can we say Ashton is epic fail???? Suck up your pride Lorre and get Charlie Sheen back or close the set completely, the only one worth watching on your show is Alan.

  6. 6

    I saw the taping of the episode, she is SO GREAT!! audience was laughing reallly hard in her scenes. enjoy!

  7. 7

    Love Kathy Bates! But, why can't Chuck just ask Charlie Sheen to return for a few episodes? Just sayin…

  8. 8

    They need the Charlie character to make that show. It sucks without it!

  9. Paul says – reply to this


    Really sad that they still have to rely on Charlie Sheen to make the scripts funny!

  10. tyz says – reply to this


    She would be playing Charlie HARPER not Sheen….

  11. Nico says – reply to this


    Should have been Sheen. Having Bates was retarded