Kaley Cuoco got onboard The Flight Attendant after the amazing Big Bang Theory and it took her fame to a whole new and thrilling level. But, she’s still out there auditioning for other acting parts and while she is on fire in Hollywood, she’s not getting all of the projects she’s auditioning for.
During a recent interview with Glamour, Cuoco said that she actually auditioned for Rian Johnson’s Knives Out 2 and she was very excited about it. She was also very confident that she had got the role, so when she discovered she lost it to Kate Hudson, she was overwhelmed and took it very hard. However, after being rejected from that role, it led to another one that she’s also stoked about. When asked whether there was still anything she struggled to land in her time after Big Band Theory, she said:
“Oh, yes. It was actually quite recent. It was the sequel for Knives Out. And I was convinced [the part was mine]. Kate Hudson ended up getting it. But I was so convinced that my bags were packed for Greece. And then I didn’t get it. I was so devastated. And I’m not [normally] devastated over roles. I had done chemistry reads, I had done Zooms. And I didn’t get it. I cried and I cried all night long. And it went to Kate, who’s great. And the next day I got a call about Meet Cute. They were like, ‘We have an interesting script.’ And I said, ‘I don’t want to read anything. I suck. No one wants me.’ They said, ‘You’ve got to read this.’ And Pete was already attached, and I’m like, ‘Okay, I’ll read it.’ And when I did, I said, ‘This is the most magical little script.’ And I would’ve never gotten it if I [got] Knives. It just shows you that you’re where you’re supposed to be. I mean, I was gutted over that. And that’s when I thought I was on fire, like, I’m for sure getting that. And they were like, ‘No, we’re going to go with Kate.'”
Meet Cute is a romantic comedy movie project that Pete Davidson is also attached to. It’s being directed by Alex Lehmann (Blue Jay, Paddleton). The movie is described as “a wildly inventive deconstruction of the romantic comedy built around the question: What would you do if you could travel to your loved ones’ past, heal their traumas, fix their problems, and change them into the perfect partner?” Cuoco went on to say:
“[But the whole time prior,] I was thinking I was hot shit: I’m going to be with Daniel Craig, this is amazing. But I couldn’t be happier with how things turned out. That’s what it was supposed to be, and Knives is going to be great and Kate’s great. She was supposed to do it and I was supposed to do this. And maybe I’ll get to audition for the third one.”