Kaley Cuoco is looking back on having to shoot her first-ever sex scene.
In the HBO Max series “The Flight Attendant,” Cuoco stars as Cassandra, a functioning alcoholic whose life is turned upside down when she wakes up after a night of partying to find the man she spent the night with dead in their Bangkok hotel room with no recollection of what happened prior.
The project is a far cry from her role as the loveable girl-next-door character, Penny, on the sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” which ran for 12 seasons.
Speaking during The Hollywood Reporter’s comedy actress roundtable, Cuoco dished on having to act out such an intimate scene for the first time.
“I had never done any sort of sex scene ever, and I had one in ‘Flight Attendant’ with Michiel [Huisman]. He’d been in ‘Game of Thrones,’ so he’d done all these scenes, and I just had no idea,” Cuoco admitted in the interview published on Thursday. “When they called ‘cut,’ I’d be hovering over him like I was on a toilet.
“I’m like, ‘I’m not touching anything, I’m not looking at anything,’” she added with a laugh. “I didn’t know what to do. He was like, ‘You’re acting so weird, you’re making this way weirder than it needs to be.'”
“But I was totally out of my element,” the actress confessed.