The Big Bang Theory would’t be the same without Kaley Cuoco’s role as Penny but the actress was actually denied the role in the beginning. The Big Bang Theory has become a great success for Chuck Lorre, following another one of his major hits Two and a half Men. The Big Bang has a huge following and is one of the most popular series to hit television.
Producers initially denied Cuoco the role of Penny because they didn’t know if she would of been a good fit. Kaley said that she was rejected the role and that she wasn’t even in the first original pilot. The Warner Brothers president and the Chief content officer, Peter Roth, said to TV Insider, that the initial character, whose first name was going to be Katie, was not quite as appealing as they wanted.
Roth told TV Insider that it wasn’t the actress’ fault, Amanda Walsh, but the “conceit of the character.” Cuoco said she was denied the role because she was too young, joking that she doesn’t get to say things like that anymore.
The Big Bang Theory first aired in 2007 and 12 seasons later, the show is sadly coming to an end. Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and the rest of the shows cast have gained much success from the tv series — and they will all greatly be missed.