Matt Lauer talks with actor Charlie Sheen on the "Today" show. (Peter Kramer/PETER KRAMER/NBC UNIVERSAL, INC.)

NBC announced the interview will take place Friday, Sept. 16, and released some excerpts Wednesday morning.

For example, Sheen was just “joking” when it came to all that tiger blood talk.

Lauer: What would you have done differently?

Sheen: Just, I don’t know, the tiger blood… it was so silly and people took it so seriously and I figured, alright, I’ll continue to give the people what they want, you know?

And if “trustworthy” is the best way to describe Sheen:

Lauer: But you’re an actor in a business, and you know that producers out there and people who get involved in projects with you want to know, has it been two weeks, has it been two months, are you bankable, are you trustworthy.

Sheen: Yeah of course, yeah, one hundred percent, yeah. I guess I would just have to lead by example. Words are only worth so much. It’s the actions and the behavior that matter.


If you’ve basked in a summer relatively free of headlines about Charlie Sheen’s antics, enjoy it while it lasts. The former “Two and a Half Men” star will appear as a guest on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” on Thursday night.

Sheen’s topics of conversation will center on his new sitcom “Anger Management” (which as of this moment is still without an actual network), and his Comedy Central roast, which airs on Monday night right after the Sheen-free premiere of “Men" on CBS.

Prior to the roast airing on Monday, Sheen will also stop by “The Wendy Williams Show” (airing on WTTG at 10 a.m. in Washington) for a chat.