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'Anger Management' actress unperturbed by Sheen's past antics

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Charlie Sheen's new FX show, "Anger Management," is set to premiere on June 28, and despite his highly publicized meltdown and firing from the CBS show "Two and a Half Men," at least one of his co-stars reminds people: the past is the past.

Daniela Bobadilla plays Sheen’s 15-year-old daughter, Sam Goodson (she is actually 19, played Emma on NBC’s just-canceled “Awake,” and guest starred on “Desperate Housewives” this year before the series concluded). She said,

“Honestly, I’d heard a little bit of what had happened during that big whole rant, but I’m not big on, like, TMZ or anything, so I didn’t read too much into it. As a person, he’s just the most caring, and he’s extremely grateful for anyone and anything around him.”

If it doesn't sound like someone who admitted that his antics were the result of a psychotic break, you'd be right. It seems, as many have said, that Tiger Blood or no Tiger Blood, Sheen is improving.

Charlie Sheen admits a psychotic break

Sam Goodson has a challenge on her plate. A high-schooler, Sam has the unenviable task of keeping her anger-prone, superficial father (Charlie Sheen, playing Charlie Goodson) righted. Earlier this year, Bobadilla described Sam as follows:

"She's just a sweet girl. She's really, really close with Charlie's character. Her parents are divorced, Shawnee Smith plays my mom. So far, from what I've read, she spends a lot of time at both houses, but she's really close with Charlie. They can just throw jokes back and forth. She's a really loveable girl. She's really smart, and she knows what to get. She gets really obsessed with one thing at a time, and it's funny to see the dynamic of Charlie trying to calm her down, but her trying to convince Charlie that this is important. It's a lot of fun. It's total chaos, Charlie's life."

Interestingly enough, Bobadilla focused more on Sheen's imminent retirement than his past issues. As you may have read, Sheen recently said that "Anger Management" is it for him. Once the series concludes, whether because he quits or the show is canceled, Sheen said that he is done, permanently.

Sheen to retire after "Anger Management"

Bobadilla said, “Charlie’s just so good I got really sad when he told me that (he’s retiring after ‘Anger Management’). I asked him one day on set, ‘Are you sure?’ He’s like, ‘Yeah. You can watch my earlier stuff. I’ve done it for a while.’ So many people love him. I mean, I’m going to be sad. Really sad.”

Bobadilla said that Sheen impressed her with his knowledge of her past. She said, “Charlie started singing one of the songs that I had done in a musical theater production, and it totally freaked me out,” Bobadilla recounted. “I was like, ‘Uh ...,’ and he’s like, ‘Yup, I YouTubed you!’ ”

Whether or not Sheen can maintain his changed disposition once the bright lights and cameras begin rolling (although they already have) or not, this is Sheen's last hurrah (although he is perfectly free to change his mind).

"Anger Management" premieres June 28 at 9 p.m. on FX.

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