In the comedy pilot based on Chelsea Handler’s life, the role of Chelsea Handler’s sister will be played by Chelsea Handler, reports E! Online.
Actress Laura Prepon, known for her role on “That ‘70s Show,” has already snagged the role of Chelsea, but in an interesting casting note, the part of her older sister was won by Handler herself.
Prepon told E! that she has been studying Handler’s life to prepare for the show, including getting Handler’s book, "Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea." Prepon approved of the Handler casting, saying, "Chelsea and I are similar, so it’s perfect we play sisters. It’s funny, because her vodka is my favorite vodka too."