Mayim Bialik, who played Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory, has never watched the show, though she has seen little snippets here or there. The actress admitted the news in a recent interview. There are a lot of entertainers who don't like to see their work after it has been released, whether it be a movie, TV show, or the release of an album. Bialik believes the experience of pulling it off with the rest of the cast in front of a live audience is all she needs from it.
Mayim Bialik first showed up in season 3 of The Big Bang Theory. The actress starred in a total of 203 episodes over the course of the show's original run, but she has yet to see one of said episodes. However, it's not because she didn't enjoy her time on the show. Bialik explains.
"I've never seen most of the episodes. I don't watch myself on television. I've never sat and watched an episode of our show, ever... I've seen snippets on stage when they would show them to the audience but no, I don't watch myself. I saw pieces [of the last episode] but I was in it, you know?"
Amy Farrah Fowler was brought on to become the unlikely love interest of Jim Parsons' Sheldon Cooper character. Even after a few seasons, fans of the show were unsure how this story arc would work for the rigid character. Mayim Bialik says, "I think it's a really beautiful example of what unconditional love really looks like." She went on to point out that, "there was a lot of give and take, it wasn't just her tolerating him, he also had to make a lot of adjustments and changes." As Bialik stuck with the show, both her character and the Sheldon character evolved over time and became a fan-favorite aspect of the series.
Mayim Bialik has nothing but fond memories of working on The Big Bang Theory. "Simon Helberg was one of the funniest people I've not only worked with but know," she says. Bialik also went on to talk about rituals that she and the cast had while shooting the show in front of the live audience. "We always had a cast hug before we went out to do our curtain calls and everybody had their own rituals. For the first several years I always drank coke and ate onion rings." As for the show coming to an end, it took everybody some time to process it. Bialik had this to say.
"The whole cast, we kind of talked about it together, but I think the reality of it ending took a long time for it to really settle in. What felt the strangest wasn't when we finished filming in the spring, it was in the fall when we would have been going back to work. There was a lot of conversation about do we film it in front of a live audience. Or, do we film it just us so we have that moment just us? Kaley Cuoco, in particular, would share on social media what we were all experiencing and it was very surreal. It's very surreal to be a part of a job for 10 years, which in any climate I think is really an accomplishment, but we were together not only as cast members but as a presence on the television. It's kind of like a double identity which makes it even more complicated and beautiful."
Since the show ended last year, some cast members have said they wish they were still doing it. Mayim Bialik would fall into that category. She says, "I've never had a job as good as The Big Bang Theory and I would have done it for as long as people wanted me to do it." It is believed that the show mainly came to an end because Jim Parsons wanted to branch out and do other things. Regardless, the show is still massive as it streams on HBO Max to new and old fans. The interview with Mayim Bialik was originally conducted by Metro U.K.