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Denise Richards to play Charlie Sheen's love interest in 'Anger Management'

05/04/2012 by Nichole Hamilton

Denise Richards has revealed a curious detail about her upcoming role on ex-husband Charlie Sheen's new FX comedy series, "Anger Management" - she is playing his love interest.

The 41-year-old, who shares two daughters with the actor, has portrayed such a role in his previous shows. This is the first time they will appear onscreen together since their 2006 divorce. Richards began filming her part in "Anger Management" in April. The cable series marks Sheen's television comeback following his firing from the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men" last year.

"Charlie came to me and asked me to do an episode on the show," Richards said in a recent interview with the television show "Extra.". "I saw a sneak peek of the first episode and it's really funny. I did a table read last week. I play a love interest to my ex-husband."

Richards' character, Lori, is a business partner of his onscreen ex, portrayed by Shawnee Smith. Richards posted a photo of herself hugging Sheen on her WhoSay page on April 21, saying: "It's a wrap! Thanks @charliesheen for a great week..had a blast! So fun working together again!!"

Richards also guest-starred on "Two and a Half Men," playing Sheen's character's ex-girlfriend. The actress appeared on one of her episodes while she was pregnant with Sam, who later played her baby in another one. Richards also played a love interest to Sheen's character on his previous comedy series, "Spin City."

"Anger Management" is set to premiere on June 28 and is based on the 2003 feature film of the same name that starred Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson. Sheen plays a revamped version of Nicholson's character, an ex-athlete who advises people on how to deal with anger issues. The show is written and executive produced by Bruce Helford, who has written for shows like "Roseanne" and "The Drew Carey Show."

Sheen and Richards were married for about four years and share daughters Lola, 6, and Sam, 8. In June 2011, Richards adopted a baby girl named Eloise Joni.

In July 2011, Sheen was making headlines mainly due to his firing from "Two and a Half Men," which occurred following a rehab stint and a slew of erratic, on-air rants.

Check out a trailer for the FX show below, the 'Extra' interview with Richards and Denise Richards' photo with Charlie Sheen.

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