Angus T. Jones left his hit CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men” a year ago, where he played Charlie Sheen’s nephew Jake Harper.
Jones walked out of the spotlight (and $350,000 per episode) over his religious values.
Angus T. Jones left the show last year at the end of the tenth season after he made controversial comments about his role on the show not working with his Christian values.
In a video posted in November 2012 by The Forerunner Chronicles, Jones discussed why he decided to get closer to his Christian background.
He explained, “If you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching [it] …I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth.”
Jones, who lives in Colorado where he attends the University of Colorado in Boulder, visits churches across the country speaking about God and religion.
The former child star sat down with Houston station KHOU, admitting, “It was difficult for me to be on the show and be part of something that was making light of topics in our world where there are really problems for a lot of people. I was a paid hypocrite because I wasn’t OK with it and I was still doing it”.
At the time of his departure, he was raking in 350,000 per episode, or $8.4 million a season.
He said, “I really want to come into the light because I know that is where the healing is and I’ve seen God do amazing things”.
Jones has left acting for now, he says he may not be gone for long. He adds, “There’s a few different productions that like do kind of Bible-based stories. Stuff like that”.
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