“She was supposed to say "I like you, but I don't love you very much,’” Cuoco recalled. “That's what she is supposed to say. She says this line to me, she grabs my face and she whacks me!”
Once the director called “cut,” Stone hurriedly tried to explain herself to Cuoco.
“Sharon comes back and said, ‘Oh my God, I love you. It just felt right for the scene,” Cuoco said. “I was like ‘That was incredible. Whoa!’ So I'm like, I just got bitch slapped by Sharon Stone.”
Since the first slap was off script and they got the shot, Cuoco assumed Stone wouldn’t slap her during a second take.
“I'm crying” Cuoco says. “She comes up to me, and she whales on me again. And they get another incredibly real reaction because I just got slapped a second time.”
And even though Cuoco wasn’t on camera for the third take, Stone didn’t care at all.
“She slaps me again!” Cuoco exclaimed. “Three times I got slapped. Wasn't even me in the third take. So now I need to ice. And I'm like… I walk out. She comes and is like, “Hey, it was on my face –’ ‘I understand, I understand.’ I’m like, ‘Can we wrap, though, because I think I'm ready to go.”
KALEY CUOCO: She was supposed to say, I like you, but I don't love you very much. That's what she's supposed to say. So she says this line to me, and she grabs my face. And she whacks me. I know!
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KALEY CUOCO: So Sharon comes back, and she goes, oh, my God. I love you. I didn't mean to do that. It just felt right for the scene. I said, that was incredible! Like, whoa! Like, yeah!
JIMMY KIMMEL: [LAUGHS]
KALEY CUOCO: So I'm like, that was-- I just got bitch slapped [INAUDIBLE]. So--
KYLIE MAR: Since the slap was off script, and they got the shot, Cuoco assumed Stone wouldn't slap her during a second take.
KALEY CUOCO: --crying, she comes up to me, and she wails on me again. And they get another incredibly real reaction. Because I just got slapped a second time.
KYLIE MAR: And even though Cuoco wasn't on camera for the third take, Stone didn't care at all.
KALEY CUOCO: Three times I got slapped-- wasn't even on me in the third take. So now, I need to ice. And I'm like--
JIMMY KIMMEL: Oh, really?
KALEY CUOCO: I walk out, and she comes in. And she was like, hey, it was on my-- it was on my face. And I'm like, I understand. I understand. I'm like, can we wrap, though? I'm ready to go.
JIMMY KIMMEL: [LAUGHS]