EXCLUSIVE: Roman Coppola On Charlie Sheen: 'He Was At The Very Highest Level Of Professionalism'
Fortunately for director Roman Coppola, 47, childhood friend Charlie Sheen, 47, was ready to work on his new movie A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III. "I've worked with a bunch of actors and he was at the very highest level of ability and professionalism," Coppola told Uinterview exclusively. "It was a great experience to work with him and he really came through for me."
Coppola knew Sheen from when his father, Francis Ford Coppola, directed Charlie's father, Martin Sheen, in the war classic Apocalypse Now. Coppola had a mutual friend with Sheen through which he got in touch with the actor, and determined he'd be interested in teaming up for a movie. The conversation took place around the time Sheen was kicked off of Two and a Half Men, and his personal life was coming undone. Still, Coppola thought Sheen was the perfect person for the part.
Schwartzman is an admitted fan of Sheen's previous work, including his television roles. "It's important to remember that he's a great film actor too, in that medium," he told Uinterview. "I'm happy we got to be a part of that movie, that I got to be part of his return to the cinema."
Watch Uinterview's exclusive interview with Coppola and Schwartzman below: