Charlie Sheen, born Carlos Estevez, says he wishes he spoke more Spanish. Source: AP
The 47-year-old actor has said he will use the Estevez name in director Robert Rodriguez’s movie Machete Kills, US weekly reports.
He will appear alongside Antonio Banderas, Lady Gaga, Sofia Vergara, Mel Gibson and Jessica Alba in the movie.
“I wish I spoke more Spanish,” he says of his heritage. “I’m sure I can learn, but there hasn’t been a lot of time lately.
“It was never a part of my life growing up. My parents never infused it into our household.”
The Anger Management star asked to be known as Charlie when he was four years old, to spare any confusion with his uncle Carlos.
Charlie’s father, actor Martin Sheen, was born Ramon Antonio Gerardo Estevez but changed gus name when he moved to Hollywood. “I invented Martin Sheen,” he explained in a 2003 interview, adding that Estevez is still his official surname.