Speaking with Coming Soon, Sheen admitted that Allen told him nothing about the part that he would be playing in the film.
"[Allen] said to me, 'You might be right for this movie I'm doing in the summer'. That was all I knew about the film, I knew nothing more about it," said Sheen.
He continued: "Then I got sent my scenes and a card from Woody saying, 'I'd love you to do this'... So I read the scenes, but of course, I still had no idea what the film was really about because the central conceit of the film I wasn't a part of, so I didn't get that."