When Johnny Galecki came to sit down at our Comic-Con round table for The Big Bang Theory, his mere presence and voice made one thing clear: this man is not Leonard Hofstadter.
The actor was one of the nicest, laid back stars around, lacking the nasal voice we're so used to hearing him from him. So, what did the star of CBS' hottest sitcom tell us?
If you can't pick up the pattern yet, our group started with the hottest TBBT topic: the Raj and Penny hookup! Of course, Johnny feels that Leonard is "justifiably infuriated." But the funny part?
"When Simon and I read that script, we got angry at Kunal. Dude, that's messed up. We're so protective of Penny and Kaley. We held a grudge for awhile. Poor Kunal was like, 'I didn't do anything!'"Does Galecki want to see Penny and Leonard end up together?
"As an actor, those are my favorite scenes to play. I love working with Kaley. I think they're the loves of each others' lives, they just have a lot to learn. Hopefully we're around long enough for them to mature."
What about Sheldon moving out? "They don't do very well living far apart. They need each other to function."
And playing the "straight man" in a sitcom? "Someone a lot smarter than me once said, 'Comedy is a lot like hockey. You get a lot of credit for assists.'"
Galecki also had a great quote about being recognized on the streets, considering the show's ridiculous success: "All the fans are so nice. And there's a vulnerability to these characters that makes people much sweeter to us than we deserve."
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