Kaley Cuoco had to be taught how to have 'fake sex' while filming The Flight Attendant. Watch the trailer here:
The 35-year-old never had to do anything too raunchy in The Big Bang Theory and relied on the tutelage of co-star Michiel Huisman to pull off the more X-rated scenes in The Flight Attendant, which was released on HBO Max in November.
Speaking to USA Today, Cuoco recalled: "Network 8 o'clock TV is a little different than HBO Max all hours of the night.
"I had scenes like that on Big Bang but this was like a true sex scene.
"I told Michiel, 'I've never done this before. Have you done it before?' He goes, 'Yeah, like 30, 40 times,' and I was like, 'WHAT?'"
In a bid to maintain decorum between takes, Cuoco would contort herself above Michiel, but in the end he had to make an intervention.
She said: "So when they called action, I still wasn't really giving my all.
"Michiel finally goes, 'It looks like you're hovering over a public toilet. What are you doing?'
"I'm like, 'I don't know what I'm doing,' so he had to awkwardly teach me how to have fake sex."
The comedy-drama series - which Cuoco also co-produced - proved to be a hit and has already been renewed for a second series.
This will no doubt have come as a huge relief to Cuoco, who admitted she was 'freaking out' when the Big Bang train finally came to a halt after 12 seasons.
Speaking to The One Show last month, she said: "I started freaking out about the comparisons there would be, or what my next project would be.
"But then I realised you can't compare anything to Big Bang."
Perhaps unsurprisingly, given that she was making $1 million per episode, Cuoco didn't want it to end and was ready to sign up for season 13. But when that didn't come to pass, she decided her next project would be for herself.
She continued: "As its own entity, I will never have that again.
"I won't have that cast again, the money, the schedule. For 12 years, all of it was insane.
"I was like, OK, if I can accept that nothing will compare to that - and that I can't control what other people are gonna say about me. I knew my next project was gonna be for me and I was gonna leave that in its own place."
That project ended up being The Flight Attendant, so it seems it's all worked out for the best.
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