Mayim Bialik Revealed On The Secret Behind Amy’s Glasses

Amy Farrah Fowler, played by Mayim Bialik, quickly became one of “The Big Bang Theory’s” most memorable characters. She and Sheldon (Jim Parsons) became close quickly because Howard (Simon Helberg) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) secretly signed Sheldon up for an online dating site where Amy was his perfect match. Sheldon says that the two first got to know each other as close friends, but it soon became apparent that they both had feelings for each other. By the end of “The Big Bang Theory,” the two would get married and even win a Nobel Prize for their work on super-asymmetry.

Even though Amy’s role in “The Big Bang Theory” is mainly tied to Sheldon’s story. She quickly becomes part of the more extensive main cast. Fans learn about who Amy is and how hard her childhood was. She spent a lot of time alone as a child because her classmates didn’t like her. And she had difficulty getting along with her mother. Meeting Sheldon gave her friends, a kind of family, and someone to love. This is explored in Season 7, when Amy imagines a world where she and Sheldon never met. Many of her fans have said they loved seeing her character change over time (via Reddit).

Mayim Bialik has also said (via CBS News) that Amy changed and grew a lot throughout the show and has even let a few secrets slip, including one about Amy’s famous glasses.

Mayim Bialik says that Amy’s glasses aren’t authentic, and she has a good reason for this.

One question asked Bialik what her favourite Amy outfit is and if her glasses on the show are authentic. After saying that one of Amy’s jumpers she usually wears on dates with Sheldon is her favourite, Amy’s glasses are not exact. However, it has nothing to do with character; it’s just a technical matter. “Amy’s glasses don’t have lenses. None of the characters’ glasses has lenses because they would cause glare,” she said.

On the other hand, Bialik needs glasses in real life, so when she was filming the show. She had to wear her glasses until they shot her scenes. “I’m nearsighted and have astigmatism, so I wear my real glasses until the very last minute. I put my Amy glasses on and hope I’m looking at the right people,” Bialik said.

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