Demi Reveals What She Sent Ashton for ‘Two and a Half Men’ Debut

Oct 6, 2011 10:17am
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Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher’s marriage might be crumbling in the public’s eye but, privately, they’re still sending each other flowers.

“I sent him an orchid,” Moore, 48, told “Good Morning America,” revealing what she sent her 33-year-old husband to mark his debut on the CBS sitcom, “Two and a Half Men.”

And Kutcher, accused of cheating on Moore the night before their sixth wedding anniversary last month, reciprocated with not just flowers, but also a note that read, “I believe in you.”

“It’s like one of those small, little gems,” Moore said of the flowers, which Kutcher sent her in recognition of her directorial efforts on the new Lifetime movie “Five.”

The actress, and now director, wore her wedding ring as she appeared on “GMA” today alongside fellow actress Jennifer Aniston and singer Alicia Keys to discuss their roles in ”Five.”

The film, airing Monday on Lifetime as part of “Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” follows five women with cancer, each at different stages of life and each in a different stage of their cancer.

The women’s journeys are told in five stories filmed by five different directors:  Aniston, Keys and Moore, along with Patty Jenkins and Penelope Spheeris.

 

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While Moore was otherwise tight-lipped about the state of her marriage to Kutcher, she did give one indication of how her work on “Five” might have hit close to home.

“My piece really shows how one event can really define the direction of someone’s life,” Moore said of her character, Pearl, the film’s lead character, played by Jeanne Tripplehorn, an oncologist who then faces breast cancer herself.

“Part of what motivated me was wanting to bridge that divide that says, ‘No, that happens to other people,’” Moore said of her motivation to join the film.  “And, in doing so, to share with others the value and importance of getting out of that denial.”

The Lifetime ensemble project is the next step in growing directorial careers for all three stars, each more used to being in front of the screen than behind it.

“This is my first time directing,” said Keys, who oversaw the story of the character “Lili,” played by Rosario Dawson.  “I’m in love.  You’ll definitely be seeing more of me behind the camera.”

Aniston, in particular, played a key role in the film, directing the story of the character “Mia,” while also recruiting stars such as Moore and Keys to join, and working as one of the film’s executive producers.

“There was all this powerful energy being put towards this one beautiful, beautiful project,” she said on “GMA.”  “Each director has their own distinct fingerprints.”

More than an avenue for their own artistic and directing pursuits however, Aniston, Moore and Keys all said they joined the project in order to give people hope.

“If we can do that, if people walk away with just that,” Moore said.  “Then we will have done a lot.”

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