Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues Staff Writer
Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues
Chuck Lorre, the show runner of the long running sitcom, Two and a Half Men, is searching for a female. The show will be down its “half man,” as Angus T. Jones’ role will be condensed for the 11th season. This calls for some casting changes.
The show is no stranger to drastic changes after replacing Charlie Sheen’s character with Ashton Kutcher. The show will be revamped for its upcoming season, as Jones has intentions to go on to post secondary. HollywoodReporter reports that, as a result, the show is currently looking to cast a female to play Charlie’s estranged daughter.
The daughter Jenny will be, according to a casting breakdown, a 21-year-old who “uses her hotness when she needs to,” according to HollywoodReporter. The character will like being in control, and will display many similarities to her father. She will enjoy everything her father did, including the ladies. Her arrival to L.A. from New York is an attempt to kick-start her career in showbiz.
On Monday at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, Lorre addressed how featuring a lesbian character on the show will impact the show. “I think it would be great to have that voice on the show from a different perspective. The show has had enough testosterone to last a lifetime,” he said.
The show runner added that the character has given the writers a chance to create a character able to go head-to-head with the other stars of the show. He said, “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.”
Lorre confirmed that that there are no casting announcements as of yet for Jenny, but he is open to Selma Blair taking on the role of Jenny’s mother, who will be unhappy with her daughters relocating. “I haven’t given it any thought. I guess she’s available, huh?” he said. “She’s a good actor.”
CBS renewed Men for an 11th season in April, with a reduced role for 19-year-old Jones while he attends college. Jones will be a “recurring character” this season, Lorre said of Jones condensed role. He also commented on the actor’s past controversial remarks about the show, “It’s really commendable that he wants to make that the next part of his life. He misstepped last year, and it’s just not fair to judge him on that. I certainly hope he comes back from time to time. But for now, he’s embarking on a new life.”