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Kaley Cuoco had a hard time coming to terms with not being cast in Knives Out successor.
The Emmy nominee Stewardess star, 36, told Glamor about auditioning for a role in author / director Rian Johnson’s star-studded ensemble mystery The knives out 2, which hits Netflix later this year. Cuoco said she was “devastated” at not landing the part that eventually went to Kate Hudson.
“I was convinced [the part was mine]. Kate Hudson ended up getting it. But I was so convinced that my bags were packed for Greece. And then I did not get it. I was so crushed, “she told the magazine.” And I’m not [normally] crushed over roles. I had read chemistry, I had made zoom. And I did not get it. I cried and cried all night long. And it went to Kate, who is amazing. “
The next day, however, she said she was called up to make the upcoming rom-com Meet Cute, where she plays alongside Pete Davidson. She was at first discouraged by her chances.
“They said, ‘We have an interesting script.’ And I said, “I do not want to read anything. I stink. Nobody wants me. “They said, ‘You have to read this.’ And Pete was already attached, and I think, ‘Okay, I want to read it.’ And when I did, I said, ‘This is the most magical little script.’ And I would never have gotten it if I did [got] Knives. It just shows you that you are where you need to be, “she explained.” I mean, I was sorry. And that was when I thought I was on fire, like, ‘I’ll definitely get that.’ And they said, ‘No, we’re going with Kate.’ “
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That The Big Bang Theory alum said she was not told why she was not thrown in The knives out 2, but she remembered that she thought in advance that “I was hot s —: ‘I have to be with Daniel Craig. It’s great.’ “
“But,” she added, “I could not be more pleased with how things turned out. That was what it was supposed to be, and Knives it’s going to be amazing and Kate is amazing. She was going to do it, and I was going to do it here. And maybe I’ll audition for the third one. “
In May 2021, Hudson, 42, was announced as part of the cast The knives out 2, who also plays Craig, Ethan Hawke, Edward Norton, Kathryn Hawn, Dave Bautista, Leslie Odom Jr. and Janelle Monáe. Hudson told Entertainment tonight in August that she feels “very honored to be a part of” The knives out 2. “Everyone is absolutely amazing.”
Stewardesses season 2 premieres on April 21 on HBO Max.