Laura Prepon to Play Chelsea Handler
Laura Prepon has landed the lead in Chelsea Handler's NBC comedy pilot Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, TV Line reports.
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Based on Handler's best-selling book of the same name and inspired by her life, the project follows a group of twentysomethings living and working together. Prepon will play Chelsea Hanson, a single and opinionated cocktail waitress who is open about loving to drink and have sex.
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Handler will serve as an executive producer along with Tom Werner, Mike Clements (Life and Times of Tim) and Tom Brunelle. Julie Larson (Rent) and Dottie Dartland Zicklin (Dharma & Greg) wrote the pilot.
The project marks a return to series television for Prepon, who starred on That '70s Show and October Road. She most recently guest-starred on Castle.