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Kaley Cuoco said she'd never done a sex scene before 'The Flight Attendant': 'I'd be hovering over him like I was on a toilet'

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Kaley Cuoco stars in HBO Max's "The Flight Attendant." Phil Caruso/HBO Max
  • Kaley Cuoco said in a new THR roundtable she'd never done a sex scene before "The Flight Attendant."

  • "I didn't know what to do," the star said of her intimate onscreen moment with Michiel Huisman.

  • "When they called 'cut,' I'd be hovering over him like I was on a toilet," Cuoco added.

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Kaley Cuoco revealed in a new interview that she'd never done a sex scene before her intimate moment onscreen in "The Flight Attendant."

Cuoco said during The Hollywood Reporter's comedy actress roundtable that her scene partner, Michiel Huisman, who had been on "Game of Thrones" (where he played Daario Naharis), had experience doing similar scenes, but that she was "totally out of my element."

"I just had no idea," the "Big Bang Theory" star said of her experience filming the steamy encounter. "When they called 'cut,' I'd be hovering over him like I was on a toilet. I'm like, 'I'm not touching anything, I'm not looking at anything.'"

"I didn't know what to do. [Huisman] was like, 'You're acting so weird, you're making this way weirder than it needs to be,'" she added.

Alex (Michiel Huisman) and Cassie (Kaley Cuoco) share a passionate kiss inside an airplane bathroom in this still from "The Flight Attendant."
Michiel Huisman and Kaley Cuoco on "The Flight Attendant." HBO Max

Cuoco played alcoholic flight attendant Cassie Bowden on the HBO Max drama, which is based on a novel by Chris Bohjalian.

Cassie and Huisman's character, Alex Sokolov, meet on a flight to Bangkok and drunkenly have sex in the first episode - only for Cassie to wake up the next morning with Alex's dead body next to her, and with no recollection of the previous night.

For her performance on the critically acclaimed show, Cuoco was nominated for numerous awards, including a Golden Globe.

Cuoco recently told EW that she felt an enormous sense of pressure while working on the show, which she also produced through her company Yes, Norman Productions.

"There were nights where I would go into my apartment in New York and cry. Like, 'Oh my God, everyone's going to hate this,'" the actress told EW. "It was a lot of up-and-down emotions, because this project lived or died with me."

"The Flight Attendant" was renewed for a second season, which is expected to premiere in spring 2022.

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