This information will make you say, “Bazinga!”
In keeping with an upcoming Massive Bang Concept oral historical past, fan favourite actress Kaley Cuoco almost did not nab a number one position in any respect. The e book reveals that the pilot initially featured a feminine lead known as “Katie” who was the antithesis of Cuoco’s Penny. As an alternative of being a Midwestern optimist, Katie was “cynical, down on her luck, and off-putting,” in response to an Oct. 6 article from The Hollywood Reporter.
And who was in line to play Katie? Whereas Cuoco auditioned for the position, it wasn’t given to her as a result of she was too bubbly. As an alternative, Jim Parsons learn with actress Marisa Tomei whereas she was auditioning for the half.
“I learn with Marisa Tomei,” Parsons shared within the e book. “I keep in mind going to the snack room after we had been finished and telling [casting directors] Ken [Miller] and Nikki [Valko], ‘I’ve by no means been in another person’s audition earlier than!’ They usually mentioned, ‘Properly, she was form of actually auditioning you.’ And I went, ‘Oh, that is sensible.’ However oh my gosh, what a special world that may have been.”
American Pie‘s Tara Reid and Saved by the Bell‘s Elizabeth Berkley went up for the position as effectively. However the a part of Katie in the end went to Amanda Walsh after one other actress, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, did an unsuccessful desk learn and was thought to have introduced a “darkness” to the position that did not work, in response to Valko.