Aarti Mann Struggled With The Comedy-Style On The Big Bang Theory.
The actress revealed that she wasn’t entirely secure about the comedy genre and in addition, she really wasn’t sure about how she lucked into getting on the sitcom in the first place.
“I’m asking myself the same question,” she said with a laugh when talking about how she got the role.
According to Mann, the transition wasn’t the easiest, trying to play a comedic role.
During the rehearsals, the actress admitted that Chuck Lorre would at times step in and give her some notes when she was struggling and trying to be overly funny. The message was, be simple.
“Whenever we’re rehearsing, I’ll try to play it in a more comedic way and [executive producer] Chuck [Lorre] always comes in and says,
‘Play it simply. You’re beautiful when you’re simple.’
I’m constantly told to reel it back in. I think I’m giving them what they need for the show. Every sitcom needs their straight man or straight woman.”
She came across as exactly that, unlike the rest of the main cast. This is what ultimately made her character so great and in a sense, unlikeable for some fans.