Jennifer Taylor is speaking out about her time on the CBS comedy “Two and a Half Men” with former co-star Charlie Sheen.
Despite the fact that her new miniseries “Saved by Grace” appears to be a departure from the sitcom, Taylor revealed a link between the two projects.
Taylor, who played Chelsea Melini, the fiancée of Sheen’s character Charlie Harper, in Seasons 6 and 7, told Fox News Digital:
“Without ‘Two and a Half Men,’ I wouldn’t be on ‘Saved by Grace.'”
Taylor stated that she “really liked” Sheen, who was fired from “Two and a Half Men” in Season 8 after making disparaging remarks about series creator Chuck Lorre. At the time, the actor was also in rehab for drug and alcohol addiction, and he was facing abuse allegations from multiple women.
Taylor said she had nothing but good things to say about the “9/11” star, whom she described as a “normal, fun, nice guy.”
She worked with Sheen, she told Fox News Digital:
“When I was on it, the day-to-day experience was wonderful. I got along with Charlie really, really well. He did his job. He’s very good at it. I also kind of had blinders on a little bit because I had two small children. I was finishing my bachelor’s degree at the same time. I came to work, and I came home.”
She stated that she did not read tabloids and was unaware of her co-problems star’s until “things started going a little haywire.”
Taylor confirmed that Lorre and Sheen had “bad blood,” but she said she had good relationships with both, as well as series co-star Jon Cryer.
“Working on that sitcom was my first really big job. And I was just so glad to be there. I just look back on it with nothing but fond memories.”
“I learned so much by watching them every day. I was just like, ‘Am I really getting to work with these people?’ I kept on waiting for them to figure out that I shouldn’t be there.”
Taylor was cast as Chelsea during the 2008 financial crisis. She explained that she was struggling to find work at the time and had already planned to leave Los Angeles with her family when she was offered the role.
She told the outlet:
“We were going to move back home to Florida because things were really hard out here. We put our house up for sale, and then I’m like, ‘All right, I’m going to go back to school.’ I started studying again to finish my bachelor’s and then, literally, seven days later, I got Chelsea. So I said, OK, God, I guess we’re not going anywhere yet. It was an answer to prayer.”
Taylor, who has also appeared in Adam Sandler’s comedy “The Waterboy,” the neo-noir thriller “Wild Things,” and the spy TV series “Burn Notice,” revealed in the same interview that she is becoming more interested in faith-based content.
She plays Grace in “Saved by Grace,” a divine being who intercedes in the lives of ordinary people to help answer their prayers.
Taylor admitted that as she’s gotten older, she’s become more concerned with “the mark I’m leaving.”
“Any acting job is a miracle and a blessing in itself, and I’m thrilled for that. But if it’s something where I get to share my faith, that might help somebody down the road. There’s just so much dark stuff on, and I think people are craving things that offer them something more.”
“Saved by Grace” is available on Pure Flix.