The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco has commented on how her character was sexualized on the show.
Cuoco played as the character Penny on the sitcom all 12 seasons from 2007 to 2019. In addition to Cuoco, actors such as Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Melissa Rauch appeared.
Since playing the “sweet girl next door”, the 35-year-old has said that she feels that her character, which she began to play for the first time at the age of 21, is sexualized.
Cuoco, who hails from Thousand Oaks, California, recalled starting The Big Bang Theory and being the “cute girl next to the nerds” in an interview with W Magazine. “It was all about booty shorts and juicy couture zips,” she said.
However, over the years she found that growing up, she and her character Penny asked, “Can I have a long sleeved shirt? How about a limp? How about a loafer? I never want to see these high heels again. “
“I had every color of the Uggs. Uggs with shorts, those were the days, ”she said.
Cuoco said she feels that as the sitcom has evolved, her character’s sexualization has improved over time.
I think it wasn’t hard to wear this stuff and be funny, I think I love being funny no matter what, and I even think that I felt kind of self-deprecating and that was so long ago too .
When I think about how many years it was, it was a different time.
In the video, Cuoco notices how when she started her role as Penny, she was 21 years old and “hot”!
“I wanted to show that stuff. You wouldn’t find me dead in a sexy cat suit now. As if I just had a litter of kittens, I’m not going to do that again, ”she concluded.
Since The Big Bang Theory, Cuoco has starred in the film adaptation of the book The Flight Attendant, she has also voiced the lead role in the animated Harley Quinn series.
Earlier this year it was announced that Cuoco would also star as Doris Day in Doris Day: Her Own Story, based on AE Hotchner’s 1976 biography.