Sometimes, it’s more interesting to find out what goes on behind the scenes of long-running, popular shows than to watch them themselves. And since there were 12 seasons of “The Big Bang Theory,” fans have a lot of juicy details to chew on.
For starters, some people might be surprised to learn that Jim Parsons, who plays the nerdy Sheldon on the show, had never seen an episode of “Star Trek” or “Doctor Who” (via Ranker). The actors who played Leonard and Penny, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco, dated while on the show. But they kept it a secret from their other co-stars for a long time. Even after the show was over in 2019, new information came out about what happened behind the scenes. One of these is a funny detail about how they had to work around Melissa Rauch. Who plays Bernadette because she is so short in real life.
When she sat down, Melissa Rauch used pillows to hold herself up.
In real life, Melissa Rauch is not very tall. She is only about 4’11” tall, which is very different from some of her co-stars on “The Big Bang Theory. Jim Parsons is about 6’1” elevated “in height, which isn’t a problem except when they have to shoot scenes with everyone sitting on a couch (and many of those throughout the series).
The gang sits on couches, especially in Sheldon’s apartment. And Rauch’s height was a problem because the sofa was so deep. In a 2021 interview with the Momtaurage podcast “The Big Bang Theory. Rauch talked about her time in the She said. I’m about five feet tall, so every time I leaned back, my legs went up. So they would always have to; it was like I was always propped up with pillows. And if I weren’t, I would need a hoist to get me up. So often, if you look near, you can see that I’m propped up by a HUGE number of pillows (via Cinema Blend).
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