Of all of the highway bumps she confronted whereas filming “The Large Bang Concept,” Kaley Cuoco remembers one among them particularly vividly. Cuoco’s character, Penny, took many viewers without warning when she traded her beforehand lengthy blond hair for a brief pixie in the reduction of in season eight, and searching again, the actor says it was a alternative she initially regretted. “I used to be like, that is the worst choice. What was I pondering?” she says within the e-book “The Large Bang Concept: The Definitive, Inside Story of the Epic Hit Sequence,” which is out now.
Though there was a motive for the sudden change in type — specifically an upcoming film function that required Cuoco to have brief hair — she says she was additionally motivated by the concept of a decrease upkeep type. “I imply, I did do it for [the film ‘Burning Bodhi’], which was my excuse to chop it. At that time we have been heading into our eighth season and one thing wanted to shake up. I used to be bored and sick of the hair, and what’s humorous is I assumed by slicing my hair, I might spend much less time within the hair and make-up chair, though I cherished the hair and make-up crew,” she says. Nonetheless, in actuality, the pixie minimize was lots tougher to handle than Cuoco initially anticipated.
“I assumed I used to be slicing off all this time, as a result of I hated stepping into and preparing,” she says. “That is why I used to be carrying my hair up a lot in Season 6 and seven. So then I minimize it and it ended up being extra work as a result of it wasn’t straightforward to type.” The present’s cocreator and govt producer Chuck Lorre says he wasn’t conscious the pixie was coming previous to the season seven wrap celebration. “We did not have a heads-up on the haircut,” he says, pointing to how haircuts can drastically have an effect on present rankings. “Whenever you suppose again on it, it was startling. I want we had been within the loop.”
However regardless of all of the drama the pixie brought on, Cuoco admits “I had enjoyable with it,” and loved the type anyway. “I am positive it was being negatively talked about all over, however I did not pay as a lot consideration to what folks have been saying on social media then,” she says, including that coping with haters is simply a part of her job. “Welcome to the enterprise.”