Rick 'Wild Thing' Vaughn (aka Charlie Sheen) took steroids for 'Major League'
Seriously, Charlie Sheen. Sometimes it just seems like you want to own the gossip pages. The latest: Sheen is admitting that he did steroids to prepare for the role of Rick "Wild Thing" Vaughn in 1989's Major League."Let’s just say that I was enhancing my performance a little bit. It was the only time I ever did steroids," the actor told Sports Illustrated. "I did them for like six or eight weeks. You can print this … my fastball went from 79 to like 85."
(Note to Sheen: It was movie. Who cares?)
What other nuggets did SI mine from Sheen?
THE FAUX-HAWK HAIRCUT SUCKED: "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."
ON FEMALE .. Ummm ... VISITORS: "It wasn’t as bad as on Young Guns. We made that one in Santa Fe, and you would fly into Albuquerque and drive to Santa Fe on this two-lane highway. Literally, the girls that were leaving would pass the ones coming in. ... But there were certain days [during Major League] that we’d look at the schedule for the next day and be like, 'Gentlemen, tonight we ride.' "
ON THE MOVIE'S LEGACY: "We had this party at my place a few months ago to watch Major League. It was awesome. The beard was there — Brian Wilson, from the [San Francisco] Giants. We had [former pro baseball players] Eddie Murray and Kenny Lofton. And I got David Ward to introduce the film. Colin Farrell showed up. And when my big strikeout at the end comes on, the place goes nuts like we’ve never even seen the movie before. I’m in between my two girlfriends, 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!’ I’m telling you, [director] David Ward created a baseball classic, and baseball is all that matters in the world."