Kaley Cuoco Opens Up About On-Screen Intimacy Scene

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco has changed a lot since 8 Simple Rules.

Her television career has been a run of successes since the 2002 sitcom, including Charmed, The Big Bang Theory, and The Flight Attendant.

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco, who has been in the business since the 1990s, says she’s “done” with shooting On-Screen Intimate Scenes. Speaking to USA Today, she admitted that she used a body double when filming s*x scenes in her new series, Based on a True Story.

“I don’t roll that way. I need someone else to do that stuff,” she said. “I’m past that. I’m not doing that anymore. Also, who wants to see that? Not my thing.”

With special effects and some “movie magic,” she says, she no longer needs to film those scenes.

“I’d rather let someone else do it, and that’s what’s movie magic (is for). We don’t have to do those things anymore. We can have someone else do it, and we can fake our way through,” she said, before adding, “You think that Chris Messina played tennis? Please! He was bad! That’s his double.”

Cuoco was pregnant with her first child during the shooting, requiring her to rely on her double body, especially when filming fight scenes.

“I had to be on my feet a lot. It was a lot,” she explained. “And by the end, I was nine months pregnant. So the fight scene at the end near the grave − the fantasy − a lot of that was done by my double because it was like I was actually about to give birth, like any second.”

She soon gave birth to her first daughter, Matilda, on March 30, 2023.

The actress shared that she was able to embrace her pregnancy more while shooting the show. The producers also reportedly told to eat more for the part, which was a first for Cuoco.

“You’ve seen every part of my life − good and bad − in front of everyone. And it was cool to show this too,” she said. “Why not? Why not just accept it and wear short-sleeved shirts to show off my stomach? I did the scene in the swimsuit,… I’m very proud of it, and I hope it gives other people the confidence to say, “It’s fine. We can still do it all.'”

This story was first published on Decider and was given permission to be shared here.