Big Bang Theory Actress Stars in New HBO Series ‘Flight Attendant’

Last year Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik had a run-in with United Airlines, accusing the airline of slamming the boarding door of a Houston – Los Angeles flight in her face.

Now her co-star Kaley Cuoco is nearly ready to debut her next role in a series called “The Flight Attendant.” One of her key takeaways watching flight attendants work on planes to get ready for the role was that “they immediately change—on a long flight—out of their heels and put on their comfy shoes.”

Cuoco is both starring and producing in the new HBO MAX (streaming service) show in which she has to piece together what happened during a layover in Dubai – after a “luxurious” night out – in which she woke up next to a dead man. And since it touches on flying, I’ll have to watch it.

There will be 8 episodes of the ‘dark comedy thriller’ this fall based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name. Production stopped back in March when the show was close to completion because of the pandemic but they are “looking to get back up and running at the end of August.”

Cuoco apparently read “a snippet” of the book and pursued the project without even finishing the book. Now she’s hooked and though it hasn’t been picked up for a second season she’s hopeful. Rosie Perez (who hates flying in real life) also plays a flight attendant in the series.

I mean Kaley Cuoco is no George Clooney in Up In The Air but traveling less these days I’ll take what I can get.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. I re-watched Goldeneye on Netflix. There is a scene when Bond ejects himself from the cabin of helicopter. Upon landing he says “the thing we do for frequent flyer miles”. Taking what I can get as well.

  2. Boring. Things have changed since “Coffee, Tea or Me.” Now, with a little more training, most “stewardesses” would make adequate domestic help.

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