Actor Kaley Cuoco is living the high life after her smash-hit show “The Flight Attendant” received nine Emmy nominations and took home an Emmy win, per IMDb. The new HBO Max show is a stark contrast from her previous famous TV show character, Penny, from “The Big Bang Theory.” However, Cuoco likes it that way — “Even though ‘Big Bang’ was such a big hit, I didn’t know if I’d be taken seriously after,” Cuoco said to WWD in June 2021.
She thought she’d be typecast because of her long-running role. “I didn’t know if I was going to be, ‘Oh you’re the girl from ‘Big Bang’ — which, by the way, if that’s how things were going to go, I would have been OK with it. Because it was really good to be the girl in ‘Big Bang,'” Cuoco continued. “But I knew I needed to push forward and find the next project to start this new path and whether the business or the fans or the world, they were either going to accept it or not. [I didn’t know], but I knew this was going to be the next project.”
Cuoco has left her “Big Bang” past aside, and now plays a badass blundering beauty in the sky involved with situations that cause international pandemonium — and fans are craving more. HBO Max heard the fans and decided to renew it for another season! That’s not all, because actor and model Sharon Stone is about to join Cuoco in a big way.
On January 11, Kaley Cuoco posted a very sweet and very exciting photo on her Instagram of her and Emmy winner, Sharon Stone. “Welp, I can finally share this news .. hi mom , I [heart emoji] you @sharonstone seriously what life am I living?! @flightattendantonmax,” Cuoco said. That’s right, Stone will be a recurring part in Season 2 of HBO Max’s “The Flight Attendant.” Stone will be playing Lisa Bowden, the mother of Cuoco’s character, Cassie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The mother-and-daughter duo were estranged for a long time, especially after dealing with Cassie’s alcoholism. Season 2 centers on Cassie “living her best sober life in Los Angeles while moonlighting as a CIA asset in her spare time. But when an overseas assignment leads her to inadvertently witness a murder, she becomes entangled in another international intrigue,” per HBO Max (via People).
Cuoco told Variety that Cassie is “definitely going to be trying to live a sober life while still trying to be who she was.” She continued to explain where her character is coming from. “This is someone who is her normal self, when she’s slowly basically medicating her self all day long. And it’s only when all that is taken away is when she starts to fall,” Cuoco said. “I figured, well, I think she’s normal until it’s truly gone. That’s her main line.”