After 12 incredible seasons, fans and cast members are getting ready to say goodbye to The Big Bang Theory.
Kaley Cuoco opened up to Entertainment Tonight about her character’s ending on the hit CBS show. “I might be cried out, if that’s possible. It’s been an unbelievable couple days.”
“There [have been] a lot of tissues,” the actress emotionally said. “It started with reading that initial script, and then last night shooting it in front of the audience, and this morning with the hands at Mann’s Chinese [Theatre]. It’s just been a beautiful tribute to our show. I don’t know, I just feel so grateful. It’s been a gift, a gift of 12 years.”
The cast shot their final episode ever on Tuesday night and were honored with a hand print ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Wednesday.
Cuoco expressed that she was concerned on how the story for her beloved character would end. “This has been a stress for months [for] us actors, and the writers — how’s this gonna end?” she recalled. “This is my legacy of this character, on and on.”
However, Cuoco explained how amazing the finale is. “It is the most beautiful finale I have ever seen, and I love finales,” she raved. “It is so touching. You’re gonna cry, but in the sweetest way. I don’t know how to describe it, other than it’s absolutely the sweetest thing in the world.”
“I’m thrilled with [Penny’s] ending, yet beginning,” Cuoco added. “It’s beautiful. There’s not anything catastrophic, it’s just beautiful. And the characters are gonna live on in your minds and in your hearts, and I think that’s what is so special about it. It’s really touching.”
Cuoco was asked if she would do spin-off or reboot series. “The only person I would say yes to is [Big Bang creator and executive producer] Chuck Lorre,” she said. “So if Chuck came and said let’s do it, I’d say yes. Other than that, I don’t see a spin-off for myself. But I don’t like to say no to Chuck. So if he wanted it, I’m in!”
The two-part season finale airs Thursday, May 16 at 8 pm ET/PT on CBS.