Kaley Cuoco reveals that Sharon Stone slapped her three times while filming The Flight Attendant

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Kaley Cuoco revealed that Sharon Stone ‘b**** slapped’ her while filming The Flight Attendant while promoting the show on Monday on Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC.

The 36-year-old actress wore a pinstriped suit with her hair in a long braid and told Jimmy that Sharon, who plays her mother on the show, improvised a slap during one of their very intense emotional scenes.

‘Before we started the scene, she sat me down and said ”Hey how do you feel about me touching you in this scene?”,’ Kaley recalled. ‘I said whatever you want to do, you are Sharon Stone.’

Face slapped: Kaley Cuoco revealed that Sharon Stone'b**** slapped' her while filming The Flight Attendant while promoting the show on Monday on Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC

Face slapped: Kaley Cuoco revealed that Sharon Stone ‘b**** slapped’ her while filming The Flight Attendant while promoting the show on Monday on Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC

Kaley said they did the scene and Sharon said her line as she was supposed to say and then grabbed her face. 

‘Then she whacks me,’ Kaley said.

Jimmy, 54, asked if it was hard.

‘It was real,’ Kaley said. ‘First of all the reaction was about as real as you could get.’

Show mom: Sharon Stone is shown in a trailer for The Flight Attendant playing the mother of Kaley's character Cassie Bowden

Show mom: Sharon Stone is shown in a trailer for The Flight Attendant playing the mother of Kaley’s character Cassie Bowden

‘I had snot coming out and I’m crying, and literally shaking and ”Cut”,’ Kaley said. ‘No one moves. No one makes a sound. No one knows if Kaley is happy, did she tell Sharon to slap her?’

Kaley said that Sharon then apologized to her.

‘I love you, I didn’t mean to do that. It just felt right for the scene,’ Kaley recalled Sharon telling her. ‘That was incredible. Like whoa.’

Improvised slap: The 36-year-old actress wore a pinstriped suit with her hair in a long braid and told Jimmy that Sharon, who plays her mother on the show, improvised a slap during one of their very intense emotional scenes

Improvised slap: The 36-year-old actress wore a pinstriped suit with her hair in a long braid and told Jimmy that Sharon, who plays her mother on the show, improvised a slap during one of their very intense emotional scenes

‘I just got b**** slapped,’ Kaley said.

Kaley said her producers came up to her afterward and suggested they just tell Sharon that they got it in the first take.

‘I said ”Listen, I’m going to bet that woman is not slapping me again”,’ Kaley said. ‘Do not tell Sharon Stone not to slap me. She is not going to do it again.’

Not again: 'I said''Listen, I'm going to bet that woman is not slapping me again'',' Kaley said.'Do not tell Sharon Stone not to slap me. She is not going to do it again'

Not again: ‘I said ”Listen, I’m going to bet that woman is not slapping me again”,’ Kaley said. ‘Do not tell Sharon Stone not to slap me. She is not going to do it again’

‘We do another take,’ Kaley said. ‘I’m 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. She comes back and she’s like ”I’m sorry it just felt right for the take”.

Kaley said she walked outside kind of holding her face and her team came out and said they should say something.

‘Sharon Stone is not going to slap me a third time,’ Kaley said. ‘There’s no way.’

No way: 'Sharon Stone is not going to slap me a third time,' Kaley said.'There's no way'

No way: ‘Sharon Stone is not going to slap me a third time,’ Kaley said. ‘There’s no way’

Kaley said they did the take a third time and at first she found herself pulling back.

‘Just get in there Kaley, she is not going to slap you again,’ Kaley said. ‘Get in there, she slaps me again. Three times I got slapped.’

‘Now I need to ice,’ Kaley said. ‘It was insane but one of the best stories I have ever had. ‘

Third time: 'Just get in there Kaley, she is not going to slap you again,' Kaley said.'Get in there, she slaps me again. Three times I got slapped'

Third time: ‘Just get in there Kaley, she is not going to slap you again,’ Kaley said. ‘Get in there, she slaps me again. Three times I got slapped’

Kaley said when the dailies came in the network was wondering about the origin of the slap. 

‘You better put that slap in because I did not get slapped three times to not put that in the show,’ Kaley said, adding that the slap made the episode.

‘She was honestly one of the most wonderful people,’ Kaley said.

‘Doesn’t sound like one of the most wonderful,’ Jimmy said.

Good one:'Doesn't sound like one of the most wonderful,' Jimmy Kimmel quipped after Kaley praised Sharon

Good one: ‘Doesn’t sound like one of the most wonderful,’ Jimmy Kimmel quipped after Kaley praised Sharon

‘She was,’ Kaley said.

Kaley explained that Sharon even reached out to casting herself to play the role of her mother in the HBO Max series.

‘She was a fan of the show,’ Kaley said. ‘She heard we were casting my mom and she actually called herself, called casting and said I would love to do this. And casting called and said ‘we had a voice mail from Sharon Stone and she would love to do this.’

Reached out: Kaley explained that Sharon even reached out to casting herself to play the role of her mother in the HBO Max series

Reached out: Kaley explained that Sharon even reached out to casting herself to play the role of her mother in the HBO Max series

Kaley said she didn’t think it was true.

‘This can’t be real,’ Kaley said. ‘I found out it was and she wanted to do it.’

Kaley said they got in touch with each other and exchanged some texts.

‘I said this is unreal,’ Kaley said. ‘All of a sudden, she was in front of me and there was my mom. It was nuts.’

For real: 'I said this is unreal,' Kaley said.'All of a sudden, she was in front of me and there was my mom. It was nuts'

For real: ‘I said this is unreal,’ Kaley said. ‘All of a sudden, she was in front of me and there was my mom. It was nuts’

Jimmy congratulated her on the success of the show and about how it was her creation because she found the book, optioned it and then turned it into a television series.

‘I still can’t believe it,’ Kaley said. ‘I really liked the cover of the book. It has this blonde woman and I thought ”that could be me”.’

‘I’m very proud of it,’ Kaley said. ‘It’s definitely been my baby for many years and I can’t believe what we did. I’m very proud of it.’

Season two of The Flight Attendant will premiere on Thursday on HBO Max.

Proud creator: 'I'm very proud of it,' Kaley said of The Flight Attendant.'It's definitely been my baby for many years and I can't believe what we did. I'm very proud of it'

Proud creator: ‘I’m very proud of it,’ Kaley said of The Flight Attendant. ‘It’s definitely been my baby for many years and I can’t believe what we did. I’m very proud of it’

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