Mayim Bialik has addressed reports that her Big Bang Theory co-stars took pay cuts to secure a raise for her and Melissa Rauch. The actor, who plays Amy Farrah Fowler on the show, warned fans against believing everything they read.
Bialik told People Magazine, "You shouldn't believe everything you read." She later told the magazine, "I'm happy to report that we have a very cohesive cast and we all know that our strength is together. We all really love each other, we love going to work and we're very excited to do two more seasons."
Elaborating on comments, Bialik said, "I think in general, don't believe everything you read. I'm not specifically speaking about that."
Revealing there are a lot of aspects when it comes to TV and movie contract renewals, she said, "I think in particular with things with TV and movies, there's a lot of moving parts that are part of the business, and the corporate and the finance, and things that honestly I really kind of tell my lawyer, 'Just wake me when it's over.'"
"What I am is, I'm a person who plays dress up for a living and I'm grateful to do that at all," the 41-year-old added.
Earlier in March, Variety reported that The Big Bang Theory originals actors, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar each offered to decrease their salaries by $100,000 an episode in season 11 and 12 while Bialik and Rauch were still negotiating new contracts.
Bialik and Rauch, who play Dr Bernadette Maryann Rostenkowski-Wolowitz, first appeared on the show in season 3 and became regular cast members the following season.
Later in May, it was reported that both the actresses had signed new deals with the CBS show with hefty pay raises. Both Bialik and Rauch will make $500,000 (£386,160) per episode for TBBT Seasons 11 and 12 – each of which will consist of 24 episodes.