Likely in an effort to keep herself occupied while fiance Liam Hemsworth is off shooting Catching Fire in Atlanta, Miley Cyrus is back on TV! She’ll be appearing on CBS’ Two and a Half Men in a two-episode arc starting October 18th, playing Walden’s (Ashton Kutcher) old family friend Missi who ends up having a little romance with Jake (Angus T. Jones) when he returns from the Army.
It may surprise no one to know that Miley basically played herself: Her newly bleached, Gwen Stefani-esque haircut, “edgy” mix of floral dresses and combat boots, and making smoldering eyes at… Ashton? That’s the part most throwing me in these promo photos from TV Equals, which have Missi and Walden sharing the most screen time even though she’s supposed to be going for his younger housemate.
I can’t find any other information about Miley’s character, though the episode title is plenty suggestive—”You Know What the Lollipop Is For,” hmm. Some sites report that Missi’s presence makes Walden — the show’s young, hot, rich bachelor — feel old, and you can see from the photos that there’s some sort of conflict going on. But then you have Miley in bed with Ashton shoving her cleavage in his face.
What’s funny is that Angus T. Jones originally didn’t even know about the Last Song actress popping up on his show! “Honestly, they don’t tell me anything about what the future shows are going to be,” he admitted to E! Online when asked in late August. And about the specific romance, he would say only, “Whatever it’s going to be, it’s going to be interesting. I’m on a need-to-know basis.”
Miley will be in two episodes, which means the one on October 18th will be more about introducing Missi. As we can see, she’ll decide to stay at the Two and a Half Men’s home for a little while…
…teach Jake some dance moves from her “Party in the U.S.A.” video. Or something. Talking to Entertainment Tonight, Jon Cryer revealed that at first he was worried, since the writers made Missi a “motormouth” and gave Miley page-long monologues. “She was great, but she wasn’t great right away,” he said. “She was on-book for the whole week up until [the last minute]… and she was not worried… I was like ‘Ah! This is going to be a nightmare.’ They had a dinner break, [and] by the end of the dinner break she was off-book and perfect.”
And there’s more of that come-hither glance for Ashton! To his credit, Walden doesn’t look like he’s going along with the sunscreen seduction. But of course, there’s already a ridiculous gossip story about Ashton’s girlfriend Mila Kunis getting jealous that Ashton and Miley are gonna hook up. According to Star magazine, Mila has already “laid ground rules” forbidding any “extracurricular partying or socializing with Miley” and ensuring “no flirty texts or emails back and forth.” Rumor has it she’ll also be dropping by the set to make sure everything is hunky-dory.
Maybe Liam can take a break from Catching Fire and they can all double-date.