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Kaley Cuoco Squirms While Slammed For $1 Million-Per-Episode 'Big Bang' Pay

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By Rebecca Cukier

Kaley Cuoco looked very uncomfortable indeed as her $1 million-per-episode "Big Bang Theory" paycheck was brought up during a filmed sit-down. The 34-year-old actress has featured on new Netflix hang-out series "The Cabin," with the girl behind Penny seen chatting to comedienne Ms. Pat. Kaley, who began starring on CBS sitcom "Big Bang" in 2007, was told that the iconic sitcom has its faults – too tricky to understand for Ms. Pat – but it was mentions of Kaley's earnings that really made her squirm. Check it out below.

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Off To A Bad Start

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Scroll for the video. The episode, also featuring "Community" star Joel McHale, saw Ms. Pat admit that she doesn't watch "Big Bang."

"But it's the most popular comedy of all time!" Joel said, although his words fell on deaf ears.

"I can’t watch. It’s too nerdy. ‘It’s too smart, and I’m not dumb but it’s corny. I can’t get into it," Pat replied.

The cozy sit-down, filmed at a wooden farmhouse table and in front of a crackling fire, then turned more heated as comedienne Ms. Pat said: "I don't get the jokes...But I remember when ya'll started a million dollars an episode."

$1 Million Paycheck Makes Star Squirm

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Keep scrolling for the video. Ms. Pat, added:

"And I was like, Who the -ck is watching this show, to pay these people a million dollars an episode?"

Kaley, who was wearing a black beanie hat, was then seen uncomfortably sinking down into her chair and pulling her hat downwards as if to attempt disappearing into the floor. Her face, awkward, said it all.

Kaley earned nearly $25 million from her time on "Big Bang," with the sitcom slotting the star in just behind "Modern Family" actress Sofia Vergara in 2018 – she earned $42.5 million that year. Click here for the video – scroll for Kaley's new TV show.

New Show 'The Flight Attendant' Coming Soon

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Kaley has made major headlines in 2020 for a just-ended two-month shooting stint in NYC. The actress was out in the Big Apple to wrap up filming of her upcoming HBO Max series "The Flight Attendant." The thriller, touted as fall's hottest show, will see Kaley play Cassandra Bowden, a woman who wakes up hungover in a Dubai hotel room only to find a dead body lying next to her. Kaley and her crew had filmed six out of eight episodes prior to the pandemic pause.

Calls New Gig 'Dream Role' After 'Big Bang'

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Kaley, also popular right now for her "A Cup of Cuoco" Instagram series, has been opening up on how she feels after slipping into a totally different role from her iconic Penny one.

"When I read the book description, I got a chill down my arms. It felt like a good mix of drama and dark comedy. Plus, a complicated female character is a dream role.’ She told UsWeekly, adding: "I love making people laugh, but it’s been an incredible experience working my dramatic muscles."

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