Kaley Cuoco Talks About the Emotional Moment She Learned TBBT Was Ending

Sep 20, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. ET
Still of Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki on the set of 'The Big Bang Theory'
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Kaley Cuoco has been playing Penny Hofstadter for 11 years — 11 amazing years — but in August, she and her castmates shared devastating news: The Big Bang Theory was coming to an end. And while many of us cannot imagine life without Leonard, Sheldon, Penny, Howard, Bernadette, Amy or Raj, it seems the actors can't, either.

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On The Late Late Show With James Corden on Wednesday, Cuoco shared that learning the series was ending was tough.

“It was definitely tough. There was not a dry eye in the room. A lot of hysterical sobs," she said.

However, Cuoco believes the timing didn't affect their reactions. "It wouldn’t have mattered when it ended. We all would’ve been completely devastated. So it’s been a long run, and we’ve been very grateful. It’s time to, I guess, move on to other things, which is so heartbreaking, you know? But it would’ve been heartbreaking no matter when.”

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Cuoco's latest remarks are no surprise. When she initially learned of the show's cancellation late last month, she expressed her heartbreak on Instagram. “This ride has been a dream come true and as life changing as it gets. No matter when it was going to end, my heart would have always been broken in two. Drowning in tears, we promise to bring you the best season yet. To the fans, our crew, families, Chuck Lorre, Warner Brothers, CBS, and everyone who has supported us for so many years, thank you. We are goin out with a bang.”

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And we can't wait, especially since the show has been a dream for fans, too. Many of us watched it religiously every Thursday night. However, as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end — and it seems The Big Bang Theory has reached that end.

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That said, the new season of The Big Bang Theory kicks off next week. Don't cry — at least not yet. Instead, get the kids to bed early or set your DVR to CBS for a special premiere on Monday at 8/7c.

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