Kaley Cuoco reveals she was convinced to option and adapt the "The Flight Attendant" into a TV show after reading just one sentence on the book. (Nov. 26)
- OK. Listen, I did go out last night. I'm a little bit hung over. I don't want to get into it. It's not a big deal.
KALEY CUOCO: It wasn't like when I wrapped Big Bang that I thought I want to do a thriller or that was this kind of goal I had in my head. I just wanted to find a great female character. And whether that was a comedy or a drama, I didn't know what that was going to be for myself. And they said, you know, if you find a book or an article we can adapt things. Like start thinking that way.
But I'm just like flipping through Amazon on my phone, and I see this book come and I see one sentence about flight attendant and the cover of the book is a blonde woman. It just kind of looks like me. It was like this interesting-- and I'm looking and I'm like what is that? And I got this like chill and I'm like this is the book. And I had not-- I had only read that one sentence.
And so I immediately called My Team and the first thing I asked was, has Reese Witherspoon gotten the rights to this book? So it's like OK, we'll get moving with that and see if we can get the rights.
So obviously, I then-- I quickly read the book. Thank God I loved it, because that would have been embarrassing.
And here we are, I got the rights. And all of a sudden, I had the rights to this book and I was like, now what do I do? And we're just like holding on this book like, OK, are we going to do this?
My husband came to visit me the weekend that we wrapped and he goes, can you believe this all happened because you liked one sentence of a book?