12 ‘Big Bang Theory’ Set Secrets Only Superfans Know (Including a Pop Star Cameo That Didn’t Work Out!)
27/07/2023

The original cast members accepted a pay cut to share the wealth with other co-stars…

According to a report in 2017, the five original stars of the show each took a pay cut totaling around $100,000 an episode to share the wealth with  Melissa Rauch and  Mayim Bialik for the final two seasons.

After the cut, it's believed that  JimKaleyJohnnySimon and  Kunal each made around $900,000 an episode.  Melissa and  Mayim received approximately $450,000.

Macaulay Culkin was reported offered a spot on the show but instead threw shade at it…

While The Big Bang Theory was beloved to many of its dedicated fans, it wasn't a hit for everyone. As it turns out,  Macaulay Culkinwas offered a spot on the show but was less than impressed by the pitch.

Kaley Cuoco almost wasn't a part of the show…

"I was too young, which I love saying because I don't get to say that I'm too young anymore. Then, a year later, I heard they were doing it again, and they brought me back in to read for Penny," she told Cinema Blend.

The show featured some big-name guest stars, who sometimes struggled with the gig…

The cast of The Big Bang Theory shared the screen with a variety of A-list cameos over the years. An incomplete list includes the likes of  Elon MuskOctavia SpencerCarrie Fisher and  Stan Lee.

Johnny Galecki used a set piece to dispose of his chewing gum…

You likely won't be surprised to learn that the set of The Big Bang Theory was much smaller than it appeared. However, while confirming that in 2022,  Kunal revealed a different secret about how  Johnny consistently stuck chewed gum on one set piece – a fake wall that was used for the steps.

The cast of Big Bang Theory were involved in a Friends reunion in 2016…

HBO Max is working on a spinoff of the show…

Mayhim Bialik would be down to appear in the new show, but she didn't know anything…

By the sounds of it, the cast of The Big Bang Theory was as surprised by the news as its fans. However,  Mayhim added that she was definitely interested in coming back.

Kaley Cuoco took a piece of the set home with her…

Back in 2019,  Kaley revealed that she was planning to take something home with her from set after filming was done – a poster that was in Leonard and Sheldon's apartment.

Johnny Galecki had sex in the dressing room, not with Kaley Cuoco…

Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco navigated sex scenes as a pair after splitting up…

Selena Gomez almost had a part on the show, and Sandra Bullock reportedly opted out of a cameo…

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