In a town full of horror stories of stage parents who take advantage of their children and staged phony marriages where one or both of the parties is closeted and gay, hiding their true identity while they live a fictitious public life in order to work in Hollywood, actress Kaley Cuoco gave a refreshingly honest interview to Redbook where she reveals her parents sacrificed much to get her to financial security in a hit TV show, and she intends on repaying the favor. And that she adores her husband.
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting is in the February issue of Redbook talking about her gratitude for the income she earns on “Big Bang Theory” and becoming a multimillionaire, and why she dotes on the love of her life, despite her lofty status, and her reasons for getting breast implants.
And she has sage advice for starlets and their “oops” hacked naked phone pictures: “Get a Polaroid!”
On signing a contract for another three years of Big Bang Theory at $1 million per episode:
Kaley: “All I think about is what it means for my family…and knowing there is security for all of us. My parents spent 16 years hauling my butt to LA for audition after audition. Every day they were helping me learn my lines, dropping me off, waiting for me, picking me up, giving me pep talks when I didn’t get the jobs, taking me to tennis and horseback riding lessons. I remember always hoping I could help take care of them because they took such good care of me. Knowing I’ll be able to just brings tears to my eyes.”
On if she considers herself a feminist:
Kaley: “Is it bad if I say no? It’s not really something I think about. Things are different now, and I know a lot of the work that paved the way for women happened before I was around… I was never that feminist girl demanding equality, but maybe that’s because I’ve never really faced inequality. I cook for Ryan five nights a week: It makes me feel like a housewife; I love that. I know it sounds old-fashioned, but I like the idea of women taking care of their men. I’m so in control of my work that I like coming home and serving him. My mom was like that, so I think it kind of rubbed off.”
Why she got breast implants:
Kaley: “I had no boobs! And it really was the best thing ever! I always felt ill-proportioned. My implants made me feel more confident in my body. It wasn’t about trying to be a porn star or wanting to look hot and sexy.”