Mayim Bialik Says Amy and Sheldon’s Relationship was Almost Completely Different on ‘The Big Bang Theory’

Mayim Bialik Says Amy and Sheldon's Relationship was Almost Completely Different on 'The Big Bang Theory'

Amy and Sheldon’s relationship in The Big Bang Theory could have been completely different.

The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik may not have been one of the five central cast members, but she became almost as crucial to the sitcom as all of them, with the bond between her Amy Farrah Fowler and Jim Parsons‘ iconic character Sheldon Cooper being one of the key story arcs.

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But this wasn’t necessarily the plan, as Bialik was originally only going to be a guest in the series, and even after she became a regular, she wasn’t clear on how long the non-sexual aspect of their relationship would continue.

Speaking with PeopleTV, Mayim spoke about the confusion relating to the relationship and how the sitcom arrived for her at a crucial moment in her life.

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She said,

I think Jim and I both didn’t know where this relationship would go. There was a lot to us not being a sexually active couple but still being romantically and intimately interconnected in so many ways.

I would say it’s probably the longest-running non-sexual relationship on television, at least that I know of!

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The actress also disclosed she was auditioning for a part because it was supposed to be a guest role while she was struggling financially at the time.

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She stated,

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It is true that after I got my doctorate I had an infant and a toddler and I was running out of health insurance.

I had been teaching neuroscience for about five years after getting my degree, and I figured if I could just get a job here or there I would be able to get health insurance.

And I had never seen The Big Bang Theory, I didn’t know what it was. It was a guest spot, a possible recurring role, and that’s how I ended up auditioning. Then it led to this.

Bialik’s latest sitcom, Call Me Kat, debuted at the beginning of the month and got off to a really good start in ratings.

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