How Jon Cryer and Andrew McCarthy finally reconciled 'Pretty in Pink' feud 25 years later

GOSSIP & RUMORS: How Jon Cryer and Andrew McCarthy finally reconciled ‘Pretty in Pink’ feud 25 years later

Leave it to “The View” to bring two formerly feuding co-stars together.

Jon Cryer appeared Friday on the daytime talk show and revealed it’s where he and his “Pretty in Pink” co-star, Andrew McCarthy, turned over a new leaf.

“He and I famously did not get along when we were shooting ‘Pretty in Pink,’” Cryer, 58, reminisced to the ladies of the ABC talk show.

“It was because there was tension,” he explained. “Interestingly, I saw him backstage and we had a lovely time, we had a great talk.”

Cryer said he and McCarthy, 61, both appeared on a 2012 episode of “The View” to promote different projects, but the unexpected work fulfillment also impacted their personal relationship.

“Pretty in Pink” debuted in 1986 and is known as a “Brat Pack” film due to its cast, including Molly Ringwald, Harry Dean Stanton, Annie Potts and James Spader.

Jon Cryer (from left), Andrew McCarthy and Molly Ringwald in 1986’s “Pretty in Pink.” ©Paramount/Courtesy Everett Collection
Cryer attended the 29th Annual Critics Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on Jan. 14. Getty Images

Cryer said: “At any rate, what I realize now, he wrote a terrific memoir called ‘Brat,’ he was already struggling with alcoholism back when we were shooting that movie. I’d projected all this stuff on him at the time. I thought he’s this sullen guy that doesn’t want to talk to me.

“We’re enemies [as characters] on the movie, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be friends,” he continued. “But we just had no rapport whatsoever at the time. I found out later he was going through some tough stuff. That was such a lesson for me, it’s all about projection. You never know.”

McCarthy’s rep told Entertainment Weekly in a statement that “Jon Cryer has grown into the most lovely, gracious man” — but joked that he wishes “he hadn’t decked me backstage at ‘The View.’”

McCarthy attends the AOL Build Series to discuss his book “Just Fly Away” at Build Studio on March 27, 2017, in New York City. WireImage
The trio in 1986. ©Paramount/Courtesy Everett Collection

The Post has contacted reps for McCarthy and Cryer for comment.

Elsewhere in the episode, Cryer shot down any hope of ever returning to a “Two and a Half Men” reboot. He said he hasn’t spoken to his former co-star, Charlie Sheen, 58, in several years but is happy to hear that the once-troubled star — “Winning!” — is “doing a lot better.”

“The thing for me is, when ‘Two and a Half Men’ was happening, Charlie was the highest-paid actor in television, probably ever,” Cryer explained. “There has been nobody who has surpassed the enormous amount of money that he was making. And yet he blew it up.

“So, you kind of have to think — I love him, I wish him the best,” he added. “I hope that he should live in good health for the rest of his life — but I don’t know if I want to get in business with him for any length of time.”

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