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Angus T. Jones talks new religious calling, sports massive beard

USMagazine, Monday, March 17, 2014, 12:00pm (PDT)
  • Up until November 2012, Angus T. Jones had to answer to "Two And a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre, but these days he only answers to higher power. The 20-year-old former sitcom actor sat down with KHOU news station in Houston, Texas -- sporting a shockingly full beard -- to talk about his new religious faith and his time on the still-running hit comedy. To see a clip of the video, click here.

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    "It was making light of topics in our world that are really problems for a lot of people," Jones said of his former show, in which he co-starred with Jon Cryer, Charlie Sheen, and, after Sheen's own dramatic exit, Ashton Kutcher. "And I was a paid hypocrite because I wasn't OK with it, but I was still doing it."

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    Now studying in Colorado and working with the World Harvest Outreach Church in Houston, Jones feels badly for the way he left the show. In November 2012, he posted a video on the Forerunner Chronicles YouTube page, calling the CBS series "filth."

    "That's his baby," Jones told KHOU of former boss Lorre's show. "And I just totally insulted his baby, and to that degree I am apologetic, but otherwise, I don't regret saying what I said."

    And though there's "a few different productions that do Bible-based stories" he might consider, Jones isn't particularly interested in returning to acting.

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    In 2010 the then-teenager became the high paid child actor in television history making around $300,000 per episode of the smash. But Jones doesn't appear to be invested in material goods.

    "I really want to be able to come into the light because I know that's where genuine healing is, and I've just seen God do amazing things," he continued.

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