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Mayim Bialik tells In Touch about the final season of the smash hit Big Bang Theory
The actress and mom gets emotional about saying goodbye to her hit show
In about four months, Mayim Bialik’s life will change dramatically — the final episode of her hit sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, will be filmed at the end of April. “It’s emotional,” the 42-year-old says of trying to “capture every moment” while working on the show she joined back in 2010. “Every week kind of feels like, ‘This is the last time we’ll be doing this kind of script.’ It’s been such a long run, and so it’s kind of hard to imagine life after this.” Here the mom to Miles, 13, and Fred, 10 (with ex-husband Michael Stone) talks to In Touch’s Diana Cooper about staying close to her co-stars, mom-shaming and whether there’s a Blossom reboot in her future.
Will you keep touch in with the cast after you’re done? MB: I can’t imagine that we wouldn’t! I actually had a dream that we all went hiking together, and I was telling everybody, “Why didn’t we do this before?” Who are you closest with? MB: Melissa [Rauch] and I are probably closest. Jim [Parsons] as well. I’m Simon’s [Helberg’s] biggest fan, so I think it creeps him out that he’s the person I want to stay in touch with the most. [ Laughs] I’ve known Johnny Galecki since we were 14, so we’ll be part of each other’s lives in some way. What are you going to miss most? MB: It’s different than a family or friendship. It’s fun to get scripts and see how we’ll work together to create comedy. It must be sad to say goodbye, but so many shows are coming back again now. Would you consider doing a Blossom reboot? MB: It would have to be done the right way. I will say that I would love to work on some form of revisiting it. After being in show business most of your life, how has being a mom kept you grounded? MB: Kids are the most humbling experience one can go through. They remind me every day that I’m not perfect and that I’m still learning, too. I say that to them all the time, “This is my first day being your parent at this age, so give me a break.” We have a lot of fun together, but I’m a pretty strict mom. How so? MB: I’m one of those old-fashioned people that believes in wearing collared shirts to birthday parties. And we have a lot of chores and rules. But they seem to like rules, so I lucked out that we match up! You write a lot about parenting and you’ve dealt with mom-shaming in the past. How hard is it to raise kids in the public eye? MB: I definitely used to get a lot more riled up. It feels like a relief to have older kids, because there’s less drama. Our culture is shifting so much in how we do parenting, so it’s important to realize not everyone is going to do it the same and that’s OK. Do you want to have more children? MB: You flatter me, but no, the shop is closed. [ Laughs] Would you ever get married again? MB: I don’t know, honestly! I think first and foremost I would need to be with someone who can tolerate my crazy schedule. You’ll have a bit more time on your hands soon. What will you do next? MB: I honestly don’t have a plan yet. I have a lot of writing that I want to do. But I’ve been on a network sitcom for most of my life and I really love that format. I’m hoping to find a home there again!