Angus T. Jones played Jake Harper, Charlie Sheen’s nephew, on the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men” for 10 years before leaving the show about a year ago for God.
According to TheBlaze, he’s now speaking out about his newfound Christian faith and reveals why he eventually left the show, saying he was a “paid hypocrite” for going on with the show for nearly a decade despite being uncomfortable with its content.
Before departing, the 20-year-old Jones allegedly appeared in a YouTube video posted by a California-based church, saying, “I’m on ‘Two and a Half Men,’ and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it, please stop filling your head with filth.” He later apologized for his comments, but left the show when his contract ended in 2013.
TheBlaze notes that one year after leaving, Jones is now a Colorado college student who grew out his beard and speaks to churchgoers about trading the Hollywood spotlight for a life with God.
“[‘Two and a Half Men’] was making light of topics in our world that are really problems for a lot of people and I was a paid hypocrite because I wasn’t okay with it, but I was still doing it," Jones told KHOU in an interview. "I really want to be able to come into the light, and because I know that’s where genuine healing is. And I’ve just seen God do amazing things.”
Looking back, Jones said that he regrets about how he handled the situation and insulting its creator, Chuck Lorre.
“That’s his like baby and I just totally insulted his baby and to that degree I am apologetic but otherwise I don’t regret saying what I said,” the actor told KHOU.
Jones, a Seventh Day Adventist, says he may not be gone from acting for too long.
“There’s a few different productions that like do kind of Bible-based stories. Stuff like that,” Jones said.