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How Kunal Nayyar Really Felt About Kissing Danica McKellar On The Big Bang Theory
2023/07/30

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Kunal Nayyar, known for his role as Raj Koothrappali on "The Big Bang Theory," fulfilled a childhood dream when he got the opportunity to kiss Danica McKellar, who played Winnie Cooper on "The Wonder Years." Nayyar shared his thoughts and experiences in his book and interviews, highlighting his excitement and adherence to acting etiquette during the kissing scene. Additionally, he revealed his wife's reaction to the on-screen kiss and briefly mentioned their own relationship at the time.

In his book "Yes, My Accent Is Real," Nayyar reminisced about his first kiss as a young boy and how it was influenced by watching "The Wonder Years.

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" Despite having high expectations, the real-life experience fell short, leaving him disappointed. However, years later, when he had the chance to kiss McKellar on "The Big Bang Theory," Nayyar found himself reverting back to the excitement of his first kiss. He ensured that he followed acting etiquette by not using tongue, though shooting multiple takes made him grow tired of the repeated kisses.

Nayyar's wife, Neha Kapur, had no concerns or jealousy about the on-screen kiss. During an interview, Nayyar stated that Kapur was not bothered because it was simply a stage kiss and lacked any romantic significance.

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At the time of filming, their relationship was in its early stages, but Nayyar reassured that there was no cause for worry.

While Nayyar didn't disclose many details about his first kiss with Kapur, he expressed worries afterward, such as potential body odor or strange feet. Nevertheless, he believed he had met the woman he would marry.

Overall, Kunal Nayyar's experience of kissing Danica McKellar on "The Big Bang Theory" fulfilled a childhood dream, although the multiple takes made it less exciting than anticipated. His wife was not bothered by the on-screen kiss, understanding its professional nature.

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