The Big Bang Theory enters Season 8 in September, and while fans are always hungry for spoilers, here's one that — even though it hasn't happened yet — can't count as a spoiler.
Penny and Leonard became engaged in Season 7, so in Season 8, Big Bang Theory fans will witness the wedding between two of their favorite characters.
But weddings are usually attended by parents — and so are the preparations for weddings. Will Penny's mom finally make an appearance on The Big Bang Theory? And if so, who plays her?
Big Bang Theory fans have already met Penny's dad, who was played by Keith Carradine. But Penny's mom has never made an appearance in seven seasons and 159 episodes. With Penny about to get married, now would be a good time.
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, herself recently married in real-life to professional tennis star Ryan Sweeting, dropped a hint on Monday about who could get the casting call as Penny's mom, and for fans of top-rated sitcoms, this would be a big-name catch.
"I have always thought — and I hope this doesn't offend her because I know she's super young, though we know Penny's mom got knocked up very early – that Lisa Kudrow would be so perfect," said Cuoco-Sweeting in an interview. "I've said that for years. I think it would be hilarious, plus I'm a huge fan of hers, so it's a selfish wish."But is the casting of former Friends star Lisa Kudrow a "wish," or does Cuoco-Sweeting know more than she's telling? She says that she doesn't.
"I don't know what they're going to do," Cuoco-Sweeting said of the Big Bang Theory producers' plans for the big on-air wedding. But she added that if she were the writer, she would have her own idea of how the wedding planning would happen.
"If I could write it myself, I think Leonard will be more of the bride, because I think it would be funny if he were the planner," said the 28-year-old actress. "Penny is so aloof, she'd be a lot more easy-going than Leonard."
Cuoco-Sweeting said she is "excited" for the wedding. The real-life "Leonard," actor Johnny Gacelcki, and Cuoco-Sweeting briefly dated off-screen in 2009 — back when she was just Kaley Cuoco, obviously.
So will Lisa Kudrow play Penny's mom in Season 8 of The Big Bang Theory? Is this a major spoiler or just speculation based on an offhand comment? With the way rumors get started in Hollywood, and knowing that stars don't like to be seen calling out other stars, it seems unlikely that Cuoco-Sweeting would drop a name like that of Lisa Kudrow unless she had heard about the possibility somewhere.
Spoiler or no spoiler, fans will have to wait until September when The Big Bang Theory sees its Season 8 premiere on a new night — Mondays at 8 pm.