While playing Penny, the beautiful waitress and aspiring actress who lives next door to geeky scientists, Cuoco co-starred alongside the likes of Laurie Metcalf, George Takei, Keith Carradine and Charlie Sheen, she noted. Insider.
And the actors weren’t the only bigwigs waltzing on the show’s set — the comedic writing legend Stan Leethe astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tysonformer basketball star Rick Fox and even Stephen Hawking they graced the spectators with their presence.
While she was a star in her own right, Cuoco was in her 20s and 30s when she starred on the show, so rubbing shoulders with icons from different fields was a huge bonus.
“Tonight! Here he is at last! The man himself. Bill Gates meets @thebigbangtheory__ DON’T MISS IT,” Cuoco enthused on Instagram in March 2018, announcing the Microsoft founder’s cameo in Season 11.
“The Big Bang Theory” is over, but Cuoco continues to expand her own fame and work with legendary names.
In 2020, he took the helm of HBO Max’s black comedy thriller “The Flight Attendant.”
In January 2022, Cuoco was joined by none other than Sharon Stonewho plays her character’s mother throughout season 2.
Their relationship is, well, complex, leading Stone to slap Cuoco. not once, but several times on set.
Kaley Cuoco approved of Sharon Stone’s moves
Cassie’s Kaley Cuoco and Lisa from Sharon Stone they don’t always agree on HBO Max’s “The Flight Attendant.”
To put it mildly, when Lisa slaps her daughter across the face in one episode.
The problem with the scene? Cuoco didn’t see it coming. Stone decided to get physical right then and there, Cuoco said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on April 18.
The only caveat the “Big Bang Theory” star had was that Stone asked her beforehand if she was comfortable being touched. “I told her, ‘Whatever you want to do, Sharon. You’re Sharon Stone,'” Cuoco told Kimmel.
Well, the “Basic Instincts” star felt her on-screen daughter needed more than to be touched. “She grabs my face and hits me,” Cuoco laughed.
But the scene needed another take. “I said, ‘Listen, I bet that woman isn’t going to slap me again. Don’t tell Sharon Stone she’s not going to slap me. She’s not going to do it again.'” She was wrong. And she was wrong for the third time when they reshot the scene. “‘Now I need ice…’ It was crazy,” she told Kimmel.
While “getting slapped” wasn’t in the script, Cuoco is still as incredulous about working with Stone as she was when she announced it in January. “Well, I can finally share this news… hey mom, I’ll [amo] @sharonstone seriously what life am I living?” Cuoco wrote on Instagram.