Charlie Sheen’s FX sitcom Anger Management has put out a casting call to replace Selma Blair.
In the listing from the show’s casting director, the character is called ”the new doctor” and doesn’t have a name yet. The actress should be “gorgeous” and “sexy” (yes, both, not just one) and in her 30s or 40s. She is preferable Latina or Caucasian, between 5 and 5’6” (Sheen is 5’ 9”). She’s further described as a “by-the-book psychiatrist” who joins Charlie to co-author the sex study research he and Kate (Blair) were working on before she left the show.
Blair was fired from Anger Management earlier this week, reportedly via a profane text message from Sheen after complaining to the show’s producers about his work ethic.
“If Charlie and Kate were like Sam and Diane on Cheers, then you are Rebecca,” continues the description. “Tough, career driven, neurotic and you wear your heart on your sleeve.”
That doesn’t sound too bad, right?
But there is also this: “And you hate yourself for eventually becoming attracted to Charlie.”
So there you have it. If you’re a gorgeously sexy early 1990s-Kirstie Alley type who can keep your complaints to yourself while exuding neurotic self-loathing and don’t mind making out with Charlie Sheen, call your agent now!
When asked about the casting description, a representative for the show’s production company Lionsgate emphasized it was “exploratory” and not definitive, noting that they’re open to any ethnicity for the part and that the character’s dynamic with Charlie could shift depending on how the role is shaped and who is cast. (Sheen reportedly tried to recruit Mila Kunis for the role).
Meanwhile, this week’s AM episode ironically featured plenty of jokes about Charlie and Kate’s contentious working relationship. “And you thought we wouldn’t be able to work together,” Kate said.