Jon Cryer on embracing the effeminate heterosexual dork within

Jon Cryer opens up on life after you don't get the girl, and the very public meltdown of his friend and co-star Charlie Sheen.
American actor, director and film producer Jon Cryer has chronicled his (mis)adventures in a new memoir, So That Happened. (Dan Hallman/Invision)

No, Duckie didn't get the girl — but that hasn't stopped Jon Cryer from venturing forth in the world as a self-described "effeminate heterosexual dork". The former Pretty in Pink star joins Shad to discuss his new memoir  So That Happened — and why we celebrate "bad boys" and stigmatize "good guys". 

Cryer, who starred opposite Charlie Sheen in Two and a Half Men, also opens up about his friend and co-worker's very public meltdown, the events that gave him some "much needed perspective", and how he felt when test audiences said Duckie wasn't worthy of Molly Ringwald's character in Pretty in Pink

Speaking of Duckie ... 

"The great thing about Duckie is that he was unafraid of being himself in a social situation where he was ridiculed for it and ostracised but he just kept doing it." — Jon Cryer.


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