FX’s "Anger Management" has cast an actress to succeed Selma Blair, who was ousted from the show in a nasty sequence of events back in June that went down after Blair allegedly criticized star Charlie Sheen’s work habits.
Deadline.com reports that the job is going to Laura Bell Bundy, who will play Sheen’s character’s new sex-study research partner, Dr. Jordan Denby. Her character is "a brilliant psychologist whose recent divorce, fondness for alcohol and wild mood swings turn Charlie’s life into an emotional roller coaster," the story reports.
Bundy starred on Broadway as Elle Woods in "Legally Blonde — The Musical," earning a 2007 Tony Award nomination. Known more for her work on Broadway and her recording career, Bundy has had a number of film and television roles, including appearing as Becky in four episodes of "How I Met Your Mother."
Some readers may recall that the casting call announced back in June invoked the memory of the beloved NBC sitcom "Cheers," likening some of the characters on "Anger Management" to familiar "Cheers" characters.
The announcement noted: "If Charlie and Kate were like Sam and Diane on Cheers, then you are Rebecca. Tough, career driven, neurotic and you wear your heart on your sleeve. And you hate yourself for eventually becoming attracted to Charlie." Rebecca was played by Kirstie Alley, who filled in the spot on "Cheers" vacated by Shelley Long.
Laura Bell Bundy