'Two and a Half Men' Star Ashton Kutcher 'Saved Us'

10/26/2011 7:05 AM PDT

'Two and a Half Men' Star: Ashton Kutcher 'Saved Us'

Ashton Kutcher "came along and saved" the cast of "Two and a Half Men" ... this according to one of the stars of the show.

Conchata Ferrell -- who plays the straight-talkin' housekeeper -- was out in L.A. yesterday, when a photog asked about what life is like on "Men" in the post-Charlie Sheen era.

It's clear Ferrell has nothing but love for The Warlock ... but Ferrell is no dummy ... and knows without Kutcher, she might not have a job.