Is she battling the geeks behind the scenes?
Rumors abound that Cuoco’s behind-the-scenes antics on The Big Bang Theory are jeopardizing the show’s future. At one point in 2016, a hoax story even made the rounds online about actress Christina Applegate replacing Cuoco for Season 10. That fallacy was fueled by numerous reports about drama among castmates over salaries and scripts.
In April 2016, Radar Online claimed co-star Mayim Bialik thought Cuoco’s $1 million per episode rate was far too steep (Bialik reportedly earns only $100,000 per show). That assessment allegedly sent Cuoco’s temper into orbit. “Kaley is furious at Mayim for trash-talking her earnings,” an insider told the tab.
According to CelebDirtyLaundry, “The cast and crew are all fed up with Kaley’s constant mood swings,” and one source said Cuoco “flips out about makeup, wardrobe, even the catering.”
Though no member of the cast has lent any first-person credence to those claims, if true, that sort of off-screen rancor could wipe out the long-running show with a bang.