(LOS ANGELES) -- Miley Cyrus is raising eyebrows with just-released photos from her upcoming Two and a Half Men stint. But backstage at the Emmy Awards Sunday, Jon Cryer said the former Hannah Montana star will be worth watching for more than shock value.
Cyrus appears on the CBS sitcom Oct. 17 as Missi, the daughter of one of Kutcher’s character Walden’s friends.
“She plays kind of a motormouth character so they gave her page long monologues,” Cryer said, noting that he was worried when she was still “on book” — acting with a script — during dress rehearsals.
But when it came time to tape before a live audience, he said, “Miley brought it, she was fantastic.”
Without prompting, he also weighed in on her “controversial” cropped hair. “I lay on the side of I love it!” he said. “I think she looks fantastic.”
Cryer, who won a best actor in a comedy Emmy for Two and a Half Men, also reflected on how things have changed on set since Ashton Kutcher replaced Charlie Sheen last season.
“With Charlie, it was automatic, we never had to think about it,” he said about their comedic rhythm. “With Ashton, we’re always working on it, we’re always coming up with more stuff. Show nights go great, show nights go incredibly fast now. It’s a blast.”
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