It’s fair to say many of us love to binge our favorite shows for the unknown. We love the suspense, being gripped by intriguing storylines, and quickly clicking the ‘next episode’ button to figure out what happens next!
Sometimes, the mystery of the unknown is exciting for the actors, as well!
While filming with the legendary Sharon Stone, who recently joined the cast for “The Flight Attendant’s” second season, Cuoco was taken aback by Stone’s split-second decision to add some improved spice to the scene!
What Did Sharon Stone Do?
An actor’s decision to improvise during a scene can definitely make or break a scene for both viewers and actors alike.
In Cuoco and Stone’s case, Stone’s decision to slap Cuoco during a scene changed the whole trajectory of the scene!
The actress recently recalled the story while promoting the upcoming season of “The Flight Attendant” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Cuoco told Kimmel, “I think one of our scenes was like 10 minutes long and very emotional.”
The duo, who play mother and daughter on the show, were filming a scene where “There’s a lot of crying. Before we started the scene, she sat me down and said, ‘Hey, how do you feel about me touching you in this scene?”
Cuoco was game for her co-star’s suggestion.
She replied, “Whatever you want to do, Sharon. You are Sharon Stone. You do what you want to do. I’m just so happy you’re here!”
Stone listened, and the actresses resumed filming.
According to The New York Post, the original plan for the scene called for Stone to “Say her line and walk out.”
Instead, Stone decided to “grab” Cuoco’s face and, according to Cuoco, “Whacked it!”
Cuoco was shocked, and shared to Kimmel the reaction audiences will eventually see “About as real as you can get!”
All In A Day’s Work!
The shock eventually wore off for Cuoco, and Stone did her best to soothe the situation after cameras stopped rolling!
Stone said, “Oh my God, I love you. I didn’t mean to do that, it felt right for the scene!”
Eventually, having to repeatedly shoot the scene wore on, and expecting the slap after believing the crew was able to “Get the money take” wasn’t on Cuoco’s radar.
According to the New York Post, Cuoco “Told the cast and crew of the show to not mention the slap to Stone because she didn’t want to be hit by her a second time.”
“I’m like, I just got b***h slapped by Sharon Stone,” Cuoco said earlier in her interview with Kimmel.
Season two, which premieres tomorrow night, will include the multiple slaps from Stone.
There are no hard feelings from Cuoco from the experience.
“[Stone] was one of the most wonderful people though. It was as real as it could get!”
According to Variety, Stone’s character is fed up with her daughter’s alcohol usage, and would rather “Stay estranged” from Cuoco’s Cassie.
The publication adds Stone’s character “No longer has any patience or good will to spare” for her daughter.