Kaley Cuoco used a “Big Bug Theory” to lure her co-star and crush Johnny Galecki to her cabin, a latest tell-all reveals.
Galecki — tight-lipped until now about his off-screen romance with fellow “Big Bang Theory” forged member Cuoco — dished that she first hit on him by utilizing a ruse about an insect.
They were on a forged getaway on the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, Calif., and Cuoco, who had just broken up along with her boyfriend, was staying within the room round the corner.
“She tried to have him come over in the midst of the night to kill a bug,” said Jessica Radloff, writer of “The Big Bang Theory: The Definitive, Inside Story of the Epic Hit Series,” out Oct. 11.
“So I declined the demand to go kill a bug in her room,” Galecki recalled within the book. “But aside from the bug, I smelled a rat and was considering, ‘Is that this your way of inviting me into your hotel room principally?’”
Galecki and Cuoco flirted often on set.
Cuoco admitted to the writer her motives were twofold.
“There was definitely a bug in my room — and I used to be flirting with him!” she said.
The previous flames met on the set of the beloved sitcom, where they played the seemingly mismatched couple of Leonard, an experimental physicist, and Penny, a waitress and aspiring actress.
The pair played mismatched lovebirds on the hit sitcom.Getty Images for TV.com
They acted together for the show’s entire 2007-2019 run. By the sixth episode of the primary season, they were already falling in love for real.
At first they tried to cover it from the forged.
“They never had sex on the set or of their dressing room,” Radloff told The Post. “They were attempting to sneak around, but people were very aware that something was occurring, so that they weren’t pretty much as good as they thought they were.”
Galecki, now 47, “cried a pair times” when he spoke about Cuoco, 36, for the book, Radloff said.
The pair have differing accounts of their first kiss.
The pair agreed on mostly all the things — but had different versions of what happened after their first kiss.
“After that kiss … she said, ‘You gotta come over to my house,’ so I did,” Galecki said. “After which she disappeared. She got here back having showered, wearing nothing but a towel, and sat on my lap.”
Cuoco claims she was fully clothed underneath the towel.
Cuoco and Galecki’s characters married on the show.CBS
The discrepancy still puzzles Galecki and the writer.
“Kaley thinks, ‘In fact I had clothes under the towel.’ But as Johnny says — which is true — ‘Who wears clothes under a towel?’”