The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco left 'crying herself to sleep and sick to her stomach' over The Flight Attendant

THE Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco was left 'crying herself to sleep and sick to her stomach' over The Flight Attendant.

The 35-year-old actress played Penny in the hit CBS sitcom for 12 seasons until it ended in May 2019.

The show and its actors won much acclaim during its run, but this didn't stop Kaley from feeling anxious about what projects she did next.

With The Flight Attendant, Kaley not only starred in it as lead character Cassie Bowden, but she also served as an Executive Producer, adding more pressure.

Speaking to Radio Times about the show and how she felt post-Big Bang, she said: "Coming off such a successful show, I knew people were going to judge this and question my decision.

"It wouldn't have mattered what choice I had made, it was going to be – not looked down upon, but questioned.

"I also early on really decided in my heart that I could not compare anything to Big Bang, and that released me because Big Bang was so specific and special… We can't compare anything to that."

She continued: "But I went through a lot of ups and [downs] – there were days where I'm like, 'Oh man, people are gonna love this' and then there were days where I would literally cry myself to sleep, wishing I had never ever found the book."

Kaley explained how her production company got the rights to the Chris Bohjalian novel, because she was convinced no one would cast her in the role if she were to audition for it.

Kaley said: "It was a risk that I'm glad that I took. But yeah, I was pretty sick to my stomach the night before the show aired just because, you know, it was my baby. I started this thing so long ago.

"You want everyone to like your baby, it sucks when they don't like your baby."

Thankfully they did, with the series being recommissioned for second season, while Kaley also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy series while the show also received a nod.

The Flight Attendant is available on HBO Max in the US and on Sky One and NOW TV from March 19 in the UK.

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