5 Questions with The Big Bang Theory’s Melissa Rauch

October 7, 2015

Melissa Rauch has been with The Big Bang Theory since season three as Dr. Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz, and we never tire of watching her! Recently, our own Max Wyeth (@MaxWyeth) had the chance to chat with her about the current season and cover topics from what we might find on her DVR to her dream guest star!

What else can we expect from this season on The Big Bang Theory?
We’ll be seeing the relationships entering new phases. Seeing Leonard and Penny navigate marriage and what that means for their living situation. Bernadette and Howard have become de facto parents to “a Stuart” who doesn’t seem to want to leave their home. Sheldon and Amy are dealing with being uncoupled, while Raj seems to be going strong with Emily, despite the fact she may have some skeletons (literally) in her closet.

The show has had some amazing guest stars, including Bob Newhart, Christine Baranski, and James Earl Jones. Who would you love to see guest star on the show in the future?
We have had such wonderful guest stars! I think it would be pretty incredible to have Steven Spielberg, considering the guys have referenced several of his films. Also, I’d like to geek out over ET with him.

What’s the atmosphere like on set? After spending so many years together, the cast and crew must be close?
It feels like a home away from home. We are all extremely close—truly like brothers and sisters. It’s honestly such a dream. We laugh a ton, have great conversations, and love each other like family.

If you could do a crossover episode with any other CBS show, what show would it be?
I would have to go with Survivor. I think that could make for some really interesting television.

If we were to take a peek at your DVR, what would we find? Any guilty TV pleasures?
I am a TV junkie. My DVR is always jam-packed. The Bachelor has been a guilty pleasure of mine since it started. Although, I hesitate using the word guilty because I feel no shame about it…okay maybe a little.

If you were stranded on a desert island with either a former or current co-star for a year, who would you want it to be?
I am going to say my husband. We did a play together in college, so I’m going to use that as a bit of a loophole and count that as a former co-star. If that doesn’t count, I’d like to take the entire cast of The Big Bang Theory—provided, of course, that they come accompanied by craft services.

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