When we heard that The Big Bang Theory was officially coming to an end after 12 seasons, our hearts mourned. But not all is lost folks, because Kaley Cuoco, our beloved Penny, is open to a spin-off about our fave former Cheesecake Factory waitress. Speaking to Extra, Cuoco says she was heartbroken about the series ending and that, for the record, she would’ve done “20 more years.” And we’re guessing fans would’ve been more than okay with that.
When asked who cried the most when the news was revealed, Cuoco raised her hand. “I have to admit, I was bad, but everyone was crying,” she said.
As for how Cuoco wants the show to end, she has a few ideas. For one, she’d love it if the elevator started working. “The stairs have gotten more and more exhausting as our seasons have gone on. You know, season 1 and 2, we’re running up there. Now it’s season 12. We’re all a little bit older. [It’s] a little more difficult getting up those steps, so I’d like that elevator to work,” she told James Corden on The Late Late Show.
She’d also like to know something most of us are curious about too — Penny’s last name. “I’d like to learn Penny’s last name,” Cuoco said on The Talk. “It’s never fair, it’s never come up.”
Though Cuoco has yet to hear of any possible new Big Bang spin-offs, she told Extra that if the show’s co-creator Chuck Lorre were to approach her, she’d be all for it. “If he called me and said ‘let’s do something’ tomorrow, I would.”
Do you hear that Chuck? It’s your move. No pressure, though.
The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV.