Back in 1989, when he played in the “Major League” movie, the Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen was on steroids for several weeks, as he now confesses to Sports Illustrated in an interview that appeared in the “Where Are They Now?” issue.
Access Hollywood reports that the former Two And A Half Men star has told Sports Illustrated he had enhanced his performance with steroid intake. “I did them for like six or eight weeks,” he said. “You can print this… my fastball went from 79 to like 85.” He also mentioned that that was the only time he had taken steroids and it was for a good cause. “Let’s just say that I was enhancing my performance a little bit. It was the only time I ever did steroids.”
The use of steroids made the actor more aggressive and in addition, he did not like Ricky Vaughn’s signature hairstyle, that attracted many nasty comments. Sheen told the magazine that the use of steroids, combined with his character’s hairstyle attracted many problems. “I didn’t like the haircut because it generated so many comments in bars. I’ve got enough of that already. Add that to the mix and it’s a recipe for a fistfight,” Charlie said.
Talking about the baseball comedy, Sheen says the movie has kept its charm over time. He said that a few months ago he threw a party at his place to watch Major League and he invited Brian Wilson from the Giants, former baseball pros Eddie Murray and Kenny Lofton, and Collin Farrell. David Ward introduced the movie.
“And when my big strikeout at the end comes on, the place goes nuts like we’ve never even seen the movie before” Sheen told the magazine. “I’m in between my two girlfriends [Bree Olson and Natalie Kenley, who are now out of the picture] and I look over and there’s Colin Farrell giving me a thumbs-up. I reach behind me for a fist bump from Brian Wilson, who goes, ‘Winning!’
He then concludes saying that director David Ward had created a baseball classic “and baseball is all that matters in the world.”