Although it is not incorrect to say that Kaley Cuoco’s career exploded after The Big Bang Theory, it is hardly true that she entered the show business. As the long-running show is almost over, we will look at the beginning of the actress, who may go back even further than you think.
Before ‘The Big Bang Theory’
One of Cuoco’s first roles was in the 1995 action film Virtuosity, which was also an early breakthrough film for Russell Crowe. She made appearances in the CBS sitcom Ladies Man and the future blonde star played a former blonde star when she took the role of Brady Bunch’s Marcia, Maureen McCormick in the TV movie Growing Up Brady 2000.
A big breakthrough came when she got a role in 2002 on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, where she played one of the titular daughters. Kaley Cuoco was deeply affected by the untimely death of her TV father, John Ritter, during the series run. On the 15th anniversary of his death, she remembered that she had worked with him.
“We had read a table. I just turned 16 and I wanted to look good – I played a bit of this sexy 16-year-old. So I wore a shirt with spaghetti straps and a bra strap,” she told the Today -show. “John comes in, he looks at me and he is (strict),” You play my daughter. Put on a sweater. “Then he blends into this laughter.”
How did Kaley Cuoco join ‘The Big Bang Theory’?
After 8 Simple Rules had ended in 2005, Kaley Cuoco continued to work mainly on television and a short period as Billie Jenkins ended up on the original version of Charmed. Although her character was focused on a spin-off, that project never came to fruition. That was just as good for Kaley Cuoco, as The Big Bang Theory came shortly after – although she wasn’t in the original version of the show.
The original pilot for Big Bang included Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons), but the main female part, a character named Katie, played by Amanda Walsh, did not test well with the public. The pilot has been edited and folded again.
“We did the ‘Big Bang Pilot’ about two and a half years ago, and it was bad … but there were two remarkable things that worked perfectly, and that was Johnny and Jim. We completely rewrote the thing and then it was we blessed with Kaley and Simon (Helberg) and Kunal (Nayyar), “said maker Chuck Lorre in 2008.
The show eventually became a beloved mainstay of the CBS line-up, with viewing figures that peaked at 20 million viewers in 2015. Perhaps the biggest viral success of the show came when Kaley Cuoco led the cast in a flashmob performance by Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me” Maybe “.
What will Kaley Cuoco do after ‘The Big Bang Theory’?
All things, even massively successful TV programs, must one day end. The Big Bang Theory will complete its run on May 16 after 12 seasons. Kaley Cuoco has announced that he is the most emotional of the cast at the end of the show and says, “If someone hugs me, I just start crying.”
Indeed, Cuoco is so attached to the show, she holds the photo of the red and blue Rock ‘Em Sock’ Em Robots hanging on a door in the apartment.
“It’s always in my eye-to-eye distance from where I’m in the living room, so I’m glad I’m going to put it in my own living room, so I’ll see it forever,” she explained.
She is now about to appear in The Flight Attendant, a show created by Cuoco itself.