Kaley Cuoco Talks Her TBBT Role As Penny
Actress Kaley Cuoco has been on several sitcoms and series during her life as an actress. That said, she understands it can be difficult to get a pilot picked up and even more difficult to keep a show on the air for a decade.
During a conversation with Anthony Anderson, in one of Variety’s Actors on Actors series, Cuoco spoke about Penny, her character from The Big Bang Theory, and what it’s like to be air for a decade.
“We know better than anyone. It’s hard to do a pilot, let alone get picked up for a season, and keep going,” said the actress.
“It Made Science Kind Of Sexy…”
“The dynamic between these otherwise geeky and socially awkward geniuses leaves the audience rooting for the characters, she added. “They fell in love early on with these four guys and wanted them to get the girl, wanted them to get the job, and it made science kind of sexy,” she said.
“Even with the show’s acclaim, Cuoco recognized the rarity of such prolonged success. “Every single day, we’re shocked when we look at ratings,” Cuoco said. “We’re shocked that the people still want to see us. We love being there and you know, I don’t ever want it to end, but you know how it is.”
At Least Two More Sexy Seasons…
In addition to the 11th and 12th seasons of The Big Bang Theory, which is currently in the works, the show has even begun a spinoff series called Young Sheldon, which will also premiere on CBS this fall.
It’s clear that fans can’t get enough of the series as the syndicated versions are also playing on dozens of networks like TBS, where they might even show episodes for four or five-hour marathons.
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