The lesbian daughter of Charlie Sheen's departed character on Two and a Half Men will shake up the beach house with the same kind of raucous attitude her father, Charlie Harper, adopted when he was still a regular on the CBS comedy, reports Entertainment Weekly.
We told you last month that Amber Tamblyn had been cast in the role of Charlie's long-lost lesbian daughter Jenny, who Charlie didn't know he had, but new details about the character continue emerging.
Showrunner Jim Patterson told EW he plans to have Tambyln shake up the show's testosterone-laden schtick with some seriously empowered sapphic energy.
“We thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be fun if she was just like her father,’” Patterson told EW. "She’s a fun, hard-partying girl who loves everything her father did — including women — and has the same kind of confidence her father had. It brings the debauchery back to the show from when Charlie [Sheen] was on it. She’s going to turn their lives upside down a little bit."
Patterson promises that Tamblyn's character will bring home female paramours, which is sure to spark some discussion — and hopefully a limited amount of stereotypical dude-bro girl-on-girl jokes — among the two leading men on the show, played by Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher.
But Tamblyn's character won't be some kind of shrinking violet. While Patterson evaded a question from EW about whether Jenny will raise issues of LGBT equality with her part in the show, he did promise she's out and proud.
"She's proud of who she is and completely confident in who she is," said Patterson. "She's also looking to have fun. She's 25 and not looking to settle down in any way."
The actress, who also appeared in 127 Hours and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films, has said that she considers herself part of the queer community, AfterEllen noted.
“I am straight, I’m just queer,” Amber said at TCA in 2011. “That means that I believe in queer lifestyle. I engage in queer lifestyle. I am part of the queer community. For the most part I’m straight, but I’m not gay and I don’t think I’m bi either. I’m queer and that just means that I am a part of the community.”
While Tamblyn is initially billed as a supporting cast member, there's buzz that she may be upgraded to a series regular. That might be enough to get us actually watching the show.