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Daniela Bobadilla: What She’s Learned From ‘Anger Management’ Dad Charlie Sheen

Thu, March 14, 2013 12:00pm EDT by Andy Swift 4 Comments
Daniela Bobadilla
Courtesy of FX

Daniela tells how she keeps up with the TV icon — and the big surprises ahead for her character!

Few people know the real Charlie Sheen, and even fewer people get to call him “dad.” As Charlie’s on-screen daughter on FX’s Anger Management, which is now well into its second season, 19-year-old Daniela Bobadilla gets to do both — and she’s loving every minute of it. “He’s multi-sided,” she tells about her comedy mentor. “He’s like a Rubik’s cube. He literally blows my mind every single day.”

Daniela says she learns something new every day, both by talking to Charlie — “He has all these evolution theories, and he talks in a stream of consciousness that’s somehow the most intelligent babble ever,” she says — or sometimes just by watching him do his thing.

“One of my biggest mottos is: ‘Always surround yourself with people who are better than you,'” Daniela says. “If anything, I’ve missed my cues because I’ve been watching [and studying] people.”

But enough about Charlie; Daniela’s getting to put all that practice to good use now that her character, Sam, is growing into a feisty young woman.

“My character’s getting snarky,” she admits. “I have to say mean stuff to [Charlie and Selma Blair, who plays my mom] and I feel so bad. After they yell cut, I’m like, ‘I’m sorry! I’d never say that to you.'”

And the best is yet to come! The March 14 episode finds Sam in the middle of a holy war between Charlie and Martin (his real-life father, Martin Sheen), as Martin has Sam baptized behind Charlie’s heathen back.

“Sam begins to have some life questions, and Martin is ready to step in,” Daniela explains. “Plus, you get to see Charlie Sheen in a church, which I think is incentive enough to watch.”

We couldn’t agree more!

Watch a preview of tonight’s all-new Anger Management below to see Daniela in action:

— Andy Swift