Mayim Bialik hints at more 'Big Bang Theory' smooches for Sheldon and Amy
Less than two weeks have passed since Sheldon Cooper (finally!) gave Amy Farrah Fowler the kiss she (and viewers) had long waited for on "The Big Bang Theory." Now the only question is will he do it again?
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Mayim Bialik, the actress behind Amy, visited TODAY Monday and hinted that the Valentine's Day smooch might not be the only lip lock for the awkward, science-loving couple.
"There may be more," she teased, before adding a fan-frustrating "who knows?" to that statement.
And that's all Bialik had to say about the sitcom romance on Monday, as the star also wanted to address an off-script aspect of her job — in particular, the body and beauty expectations on young talent today.
Bialik first became a household name when she landed the title role in the series, "Blossom," in 1991. Back then, it was a much different business for teens.
"In the '90s, when I was on 'Blossom' from the ages of 14-19, the industry was very different for teenagers — there wasn't the Internet; there wasn't this whole kind of publicity machine. … I think that's really one of the big differences I've seen. Now we have all that pressure for teenagers to look like women, and the model for women seems to be … thin, thin, thin."
It's not that there wasn't pressure to meet a certain standard of beauty when Bialik was a teen. It's just that the focus wasn't the same. But even then, she didn't pay attention to it.
"I didn’t' do any of the things to make me look like other people," she explained. "I was a funny-looking kid with large features. I was what was considered ethnic when I started acting in the late '80s. Kids didn't look like me on television. I didn't have success in commercials and things like that. I got character roles, which is what they call roles for people who don't look like leading girls or leading boys. So that's kind of, I guess, that's just been my shtick."
Of course, as Sheldon's leading lady on "The Big Bang Theory," Bialik's turning that shtick around.
"The Big Bang Theory" airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on CBS.