This spring, beloved actress Kaley Cuoco swore off marriages in the aftermath of her divorce.
She and Karl Cook are over. Sadly, this is not the first time that things have not worked out.
For the first time, Kaley is fully opening up about how deeply this divorce affected her.
It turns out that she staged an intervention — for herself. We’re glad that she knew what she needed and made it happen.
This week, Kaley Cuoco spoke to Variety about how she is processing her divorce.
She called this experience one of the “hardest years” of her life.
“I’ve been very open about it,” Kaley affirmed.
Kaley explained “because I think for the first time, I wanted people to know that things just aren’t always what they seem.”
She then added: “And things aren’t always so perfect.”
Filming Season 2 of The Flight Attendant ended up exacting a toll on her well being.
“One month in, I had an intervention on myself in my trailer,” Kaley revealed.
She detailed that “all my producers were in there.”
“It was interesting to say that out loud,” Kaley shared.
“And to have everyone be like, ‘Yes, we want to help!’” she then added.
“I’m a working woman,” Kaley noted, “and so independent.”
“And,” Kaley expressed, “I really take pride in being able to do everything.”
She acknowledged: “Well, this time, I literally couldn’t.”
“Going through my divorce,” Kaley recalled, “it was really a super dark time.”
She added: “I just didn’t know how to deal with it.”
“I was throwing myself into work to deny my depression,” Kaley then detailed, “and how upset I was.”
She added: “Unfortunately, the character was so depressed that it wasn’t helping me!”
Kaley emphasized: “I was really, really, really struggling. A lot of tears.”
In contrast to her spectacular role voicing the protagonist of Harley Quinn, The Flight Attendant has … different vibes.
Playing a character who is that “tormented,” she explained, was a challenge when her real life felt so difficult.
“It was the first time that I started therapy,” Kaley shared. “I’ve been very open about that.”
She specified: “I started at the beginning of season 2.”
Kaley explained that it was “just because I was going through so much right before we started shooting.”
She then lamented: “It was horrible.”
“And I developed a stress rash that ran all the way down my body,” Kaley admitted.
“For three straight months,” she detailed, “that wouldn’t go away.”
Kaley added: “I literally, like, had fire on my leg for three months. I could barely walk.”
It turned out that moving in with costar Zosia Mamet really helped to lift her spirits.
“I really needed someone with me. I was really losing my mind,” Kaley added.
“And then so many of these scenes were so hard to do,” she shared.
The scenes were challenging “because they were so hateful, so sad, and so dark, and there wasn’t a lot of levity.”
Kaley expressed: “Like, it was the loneliest I’ve ever felt, and I am not really someone to share that.”
It sounds overwhelming to experience that many negative emotions at once. We’re glad that she was able to get the emotional support that she needs.