Penny from The Big Bang Theory has been one of the most popular characters in sitcoms over the years thanks to Kaley Cuoco. The star who played the gorgeous waitress and aspiring Hollywood actor in the show featured prominently in all seasons of the award-winning series. Her chemistry with co-stars Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons in particular made for some of the best episodes.
Despite The Big Bang Theory becoming a huge success, Cuoco revealed that she encountered a few difficult moments during the filming of the series. The star was allegedly not on board regarding a few scenes involving her character that was written into the script and spoke about a particular scene in an episode that she completely hated.
The Big Bang Theory's brilliant narrative involving a bunch of science geeks and a stunning wannabe actor became one of the most-watched sitcoms owing to its characterization and razor-sharp humor. Kaley Cuoco who was an integral part of the ensemble, confessed that not all aspects of the narrative impressed her. The actor elaborated on Season 7 and the Serial Apeist episode which followed her character's arc as a struggling small-town beauty who aspires to make it big in Hollywood. Cuoco who had to be covered completely with hair resembling an ape, was extremely reluctant for the scene to appear in the show.
"The worst experience was filming Serial Apeist and getting covered in hair from head to toe," she says. "I was like, 'Really, you guys? This is what's happening?' And Chuck (Lorre) just thought it was so funny. He loved it. I never understood why."
Cuoco suggested that the scene and the entire storyline be cut from the show as she felt that it was not the best thing for her character to go through at that point. But her opinion did not find favor with creators Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady.
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There was no shortage of dull moments for Kaley Cuoco on the sets of The Big Bang Theory. The actor along with her co-star Johnny Galecki once tried to stage a fake blooper which involved a physical fight on the sets of the show to provide some entertainment to the cast and crew. The staged tussle involved the two actors attempting to punch each other using props and escaping at the last second.
Cuoco, while lifting up an item as a weapon, ended up hitting herself in the face with the object which cut her open near her eye. To make matters worse, the actor had to immediately get into her character to film a scene right after the accident. Despite the pain and the deep cut, Cuoco managed to finish the scene successfully.
Source: The Things