Mayim Bialik, star of Big Bang Theory, has shared that she was “shocked” by a storyline that involved her character on the show.
Mayim plays Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler. She revealed to news.com.au that she trusts the show’s writers “and they usually do a great job in showing the development of my character”.
However, Mayim definitely did not expect the thing that happened to her character in the season 10 finale.
“I was shocked when Sheldon proposed but again — they [the writers] get to decide what happens to Amy, not me!”
Big Bang Theory fans are eagerly waiting for season 11 in September in the US to find out if Amy will accept Sheldon’s proposal. Sheldon made the decision after he kissed another woman.
Steve Molaro, the showrunner, shared to The Hollywood Reporter in May that he’s not sure if Amy will accept the proposal.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen but any viewer would imagine she would — but we, the audience, know what propelled him there,” he said.
“It’s an interesting situation and I’m excited to see how it turns out.”
Molaro revealed that they came up with the proposal just a couple of weeks before the end of season 10.
“We started batting around ways it could end,” he said.
“Once we were in the territory that Ramona [the other woman that Sheldon kissed] was going to be sniffing around, that seemed to be an organic way to get to Sheldon proposing. We’ve known this ring has been floating around for a while so it’s not outrageous that he had the engagement ring.”
If they decide that Amy will accept Sheldon’s proposal though, Molaro indicated that a Big Bang Theory wedding could be a while away.
“It’s a slow-moving relationship and wedding dates are movable, so who knows,” he said.
“I would imagine they’re not in a rush but we try not to plan too far ahead — because it helps keep things exciting and organic. But time will tell.”
Even though Mayim plays Sheldon’s girlfriend on screen, she shared that off camera she has a soft spot for another of her co-stars.
“Simon Helberg [who plays Howard Wolowitz] makes me laugh a lot,” she said.
“He does amazing impressions and he cracks me up all the time. I like to say I am his biggest fan!”
Bialik also raved about her other co-stars, saying, “We actually love each other and enjoy our time together”.
“We joke around a lot and care about each other’s lives. It’s sweet and it’s a real blessing.”