Judy Greer is having a moment. After playing opposite Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men back in 2007, Greer returns to her old stomping grounds in a new role, Bridget, Walden’s (Ashton Kutcher) ex-wife who he is desperate to win back. She is excited to be back on the program, but tells EW, “felt like a different television show to me,” returning post-Sheen. In tonight’s episode, Greer gets stuck in the world’s best triangle when part-time werewolf/full-time hunk Joe Manganiello guests as Bridget’s new boyfriend. Below, the actress chats about the show no one can stop talking about.
“It’s so crazy to be on something (this) successful,” Greer says. “My manager called and he was like, “Do you realize 22 million people are going to watch you tonight?” I’m like, ‘Shut up.’”
The buzz isn’t going to stop anytime soon: Greer is excited for tonight’s episode, in which she runs into Walden and Alan (Jon Cryer) while on a movie date with Manganiello. Naturally, he assumes Walden and Alan are also on a date. Awk-ward. “It’s a little Three’s Company to me,” she says. “I was laughing so much while we were rehearsing and shooting it because they run into me on a date, and they’re like, ‘Oh s—. She’s on a date with this super-hot guy.’”
Super-hot is right. Viewers will note that the often-shirtless Kutcher might have some competition in the hunky male department thanks to Manganiello, which, according to Greer, was the idea. “It’s pretty insane: ‘Who could you ever get to give Ashton a run for his money?’ And then you’re like, ‘Oh. Of course.’”
Bridget may be trying to move on from Walden, but Greer is certainly a fan of Kutcher. Kutcher was the executive producer of Greer’s Miss Guided (RIP). When Greer and Kutcher were shooting the pilot, the actor asked Greer what she would do if the show got picked up. The answer: Buy her dad a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Cut to: Greer getting an envelope from Kutcher with a picture of a Harley and a phone number of where to pick it up for her Dad. “I was so blown away,” Greer says. “I had this insane experience with Ashton. I’m still weird and nervous and giddy around him like a nerdy high school girl. I still can’t believe he did that.”
It’s no wonder she’s hopeful there is a positive outcome for their characters. Greer thinks Walden could eventually win Bridget back. “The thing is that I think Walden does need to grow up a little bit,” she says. But he better move quick — after tonight, Greer is currently slated for just one more episode, but is hopeful she’ll be back for even more Two and a Half Men shenanigans soon.
Beyond Monday nights, Greer’s got a pretty full plate at the moment: She’ll be in The Descendants with George Clooney in December, and Jeff Who Lives at Home with Jason Segel in March. And as for that other show she was in? Greer’s certainly hopeful she can return for the (long rumored and finally confirmed) Arrested Development movie. “I need new boobs!” she says. “I think they should get bigger. Definitely. I think the time (since the show ended) would have been good to Kitty Sanchez!”
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