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09/19/2013 11:08 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Amber Tamblyn: My 'Two And A Half Men' Character Being A Lesbian Is 'The Secondary Conversation' (VIDEO)

Amber Tamblyn may be playing a lesbian in the new season of "Two and a Half Men," but the actress says her role is not meant to be a political statement on behalf of the LGBT community.

In the show's 11th season, Tamblyn plays Jenny, the long-lost daughter of Charlie Sheen's character. CBS teased her guest role by saying that Jenny "likes everything her dad liked -- including women."

HuffPost Live's Nancy Redd asked the actress if she felt her part on "Men" would raise awareness about the complexity of lesbian women, but Tamblyn said the purpose of "Men" is to entertain, not pontificate.

"I don't think you should be looking to 'Two and a Half Men' for that," Tamblyn said. "This is pure, unadulterated fun. It's a sitcom. It's entertainment at its purest."

Even though Tamblyn doesn't think her character's sexuality is especially notable, the role is special in that it's a unique portrayal of a woman, she said.

"The fact that she is a lesbian is sort of the secondary conversation," Tamblyn said. "What makes it really remarkable is the fact that it's actually a female character that is not a cliche in a lot of respects, and that's really cool."

Watch the full interview with Amber Tamblyn at HuffPost Live HERE.

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