Angus T. Jones, formerly one of the highest-paid child actors in TV for his work on Two and a Half Men, has fully backed out of the show to pursue a new beard and his relationship with God.
Appearing at the World Harvest Outreach Church in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, 20-year-old Jones stood by the negative comments he made about the show 9 months ago, which ensured his contract wouldn't be renewed.
"That was making light of topics in our world where there are really problems for a lot of people," he told Houston's KHOU. "I was a paid hypocrite because I wasn't OK with it and I was still doing it."
Jones' fee for professional hypocrisy was reportedly $300,000 an episode.
Having left Hollywood, Jones, a Seventh Day Adventist, has been speaking about his faith at various churches. The only acting he's considering is in "a few different productions that do Bible-based stories."
"I really want to come into the light because I know that is where the healing is and I've seen God do amazing things," Jones told KHOU.
When he first attacked Two and a Half Men and began discussing his faith last year, Jones hooked up with fringe evangelical YouTube channel Forerunner—best known for conspiracy theories about Jay-Z, the Freemasons, and Satanism—but now seems to have embraced a more mainstream religious practice.