This year’s TBBT comic con panel was all too informative.
We learned so much about what goes on behind the scenes at The Big Bang Theory, we figured we’d share five things you probably didn’t know about your favorite show.
The Big Bang Theory Behind the Scenes Facts
Kaley Cuoco was eager to share quite a few behind-the-scenes facts about The Big Bang Theory at this year’s Comic Con panel. She was joined by fellow costar’s Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayyar, and Kevin Sussman, and really dove into what it’s like to film this show.
First of all, Kaley takes polaroids of everything. She says there’s a “wall of shame” where she hangs the photos she snaps of her unassuming cast mates back stage. The star loves to document the moment, and this makes sense considering she’s spent ten years of her life on this set.
Secondly, Kevin Sussman is really bad at remembering people’s names. Like…REALLY bad. So bad that a writer, Maria Ferrari, for the show came up to him at a restaurant and he had no idea what to call her. Ferrari insists Kevin thought she was a fan, but he retorts, he was only awkward because he couldn’t remember her name.
We also learned that Kaley’s laughter on the show is totally unscripted. Whenever she’s laughing on screen it’s usually because she genuinely finds her costars to be hilarious. Steve Molaro and Chuck Lorre love her genuine reactions, and always keep them in during editing.
Kunal Nayyar also revealed he’d like to switch characters with Kaley at some point. He said “You get the cutest clothes,” referring to Penny’s adorable wardrobe. Pretty hilarious.
What a summer…On the way home now:) Finally had some time to see the world. So incredibly fortunate to spend time in Scotland, England, Spain, Italy. And everywhere I went I was showered with love. I can't tell you how much kindness there is in the world. Everyone is saying "the world is falling apart" "the world is scary" but every place I went I saw and felt the contrary. For every smile, every kind word, every friendly stranger on the street- thank you. I thought I had an idea about this world, but the truth is, I know nothing. I don't anything about one thing. And in my idea of how people are or my idea of how they "should" be- I've lost so much touch with reality. People are wonderful, beautiful, giving and loving, and if we all take a break from our pre conceived notions, a break from our social media, and look up at the world- it's not scary- not scary at all. I'm going to spend all of my time spreading love and kindness, because that cannot be denied to anyone. It is inherent within us- if we get out of the way. I love you more than you know… I wish there was more of me to give- because then I would be boundless…
The most interesting piece of backstage information? Apparently, Kunal Nayyar straightens his hair before every episode. His mane is naturally curly, so it takes him approximately 20 minutes to transform into Raj, and he does it himself.