Actress Amber Tamblyn has been cast as the long-lost lesbian daughter of Charlie Sheen’s daughter on “Two and a Half Men.”
Known for her roles in Joan of Arc and House, Tamblyn will appear on the show’s 11th season, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“She’s somewhat of a chip off the old block,” executive producer Chuck Lorre said about the new character in a press release. “She’s having a good time and doesn’t care about the destruction left behind her. Decadence from the other side felt long overdue.”
Tamblyn’s character will be named Jenny and moves to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career. Described as “sexy and gorgeous,” she’ll have a taste similar to her father’s when it comes to loving the ladies. She has signed on for five episodes, but could become a series regular.
“I think it would be great to have that voice on the show from a different perspective,” Lorre said during a press tour with the Television Critics Association. “The show has had enough testosterone to last a lifetime… Part of the fun in this has been creating a character that is equal to the task of stepping on the stage with Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher. That’s a big job.”
The show’s network, CBS, received criticism from GLAAD for its lack of LGBT characters, as well as homophobic remarks made by contestants on “Big Brother.”
The new season of “Two and a Half Men” begins on September 26.