The Ultimate Pregnancy Challenge
Kaley Cuoco, known for her role in "The Big Bang Theory," faced the unique challenge of being pregnant while filming her new show, "Based on a True Story." Despite her pregnancy, Cuoco navigated the physical demands of the role with the help of her stunt double.
Balancing Act of Filming
During an interview with USA Today, Cuoco disclosed the challenges she faced during the filming of "Based on a True Story." She revealed that she was in the final stages of her pregnancy, with only nine months left. Despite this, Cuoco demonstrated dedication by remaining on her feet for long periods to shoot her scenes.
Stunt Double Assistance
Cuoco acknowledged that her pregnancy required her stunt double to step in during certain scenes, particularly in the climactic fight sequence near the grave. Understanding the limitations imposed by her imminent due date, Cuoco recognized the importance of safety and allowed her double to perform the physically demanding aspects.
Handling Intimate Scenes
To maintain authenticity in portraying Ava's character, Cuoco's body double wore a prosthetic pregnant belly and stood in for Ava's intimate fantasy scenes. Cuoco humorously admitted that she was content to let someone else handle those scenes, highlighting her transition into a new phase of life. She emphasized the role of movie magic in enabling such seamless substitutions and expressed her preference for avoiding those types of scenes herself.
In April, Cuoco and her partner Tom Pelphrey celebrated the arrival of their daughter, Matilda Carmine Richie Pelphrey. Cuoco took to Instagram to express her gratitude for the support she received during this significant life event. She thanked the medical professionals, family, friends, and fans who played a pivotal role in her journey.