The newlywed actress, who tied the knot with tennis player Ryan Sweeting on New Year’s Eve, tells THR that she’s down for the fictional couple to follow in her footsteps.
“I’m ready for them to get married,” Cuoco-Sweeting says. “Maybe because I just got married — so come on Penny and Leonard, it’s been six years! It took us six months! But I hope that’s in the cards for them.”
While the writers are aware of her desire to see the couple make things official, Cuoco-Sweeting says the show will probably continue to see the two flub things with a few more unsuccessful proposals. (The couple’s current count stands at three, with Leonard responsible for two compared to Penny’s one.)
“I have a feeling there’s going to be more of those; now it’s a thing,” she admits. “Our show, when we find something, we keep doing it. There’s going to be more proposals that don’t fully go through.
“The writers know how dear it is to my heart that they have to end up together,” Cuoco-Sweeting continues. “Their relationship is good right now. I love how they’ve written it — very up and down — like a real relationship. You go through things, it’s not perfect — life isn’t a TV show and stuff happens. But right now, they have a good rapport.”
While Cuoco-Sweeting is pulling for a wedding, could she see Penny and Leonard moving in together anytime soon?
“No; they live next door and they basically [already] live together, but I think they will always live with Sheldon [Jim Parsons], so they better get used to it,” she says before invoking a “Three’s Company” reference. “It’s like, ‘Come and knock on our door!’ It’s the three of them, always.”
“The Big Bang Theory” airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.