Kaley Cuoco explained a new hairdo that was widely dubbed “horrific,” telling Jimmy Kimmel that it was actually an attempt to cover up a welt from where co-star Jason Galecki punched her.
It’s not exactly the way it sounds. The 27-year-old actress said she was rehearsing a scene for Big Bang Theory with Galecki when there characters were supposed to be fighting. Cuoco and Galecki decided to have a bit of fun at the expense of their cast and crewmates and get into a fake brawl instead. The only problem was when Galecki pretended to punch Kaley, he actually connected.
“They [the crew] thought I went under [the table] and sprayed blood on my face,” she said. “I had cracked my head open and I had blood squirting down my face. I didn’t even know. I had no idea.”
The punch left her with a gash that required six stitches, and as a result Kaley Cuoco debuted a new hairdo for January’s SAG Awards that featured what omg! described as “fringey, face-framing, fake-looking bangs and straightened hair.”
“It was really, really bad, so I decided to have the brilliant idea to get bangs,” Kuoco told Jimmy Kimmel about the new hairdo. “As you can see I don’t have bangs so I had to get fake bangs.” Adding, “A bunch of [stylists] said ‘let’s maybe not do the bangs,’ but I wanted to wear them because it covered my eye and I was really insecure about this huge black eye.”
Kaley told Jimmy that she named the bangs Bev, and added that they “almost ruined my career.”
To prove how hated the new hairdo was, Kaley Cuoco read some scathing comments from the internet.
“It’s bad, yeah. It was honestly the worst reviewed hair in history,” she said, later tying the bangs to a bunch of helium balloons and releasing them from the roof of Kimmel’s Hollywood studio.