Mayim Bialik known best for her role in the TV series “Blossom”. Mayim currently co-stars on “The Big Bang Theory” as Amy Farrah Fowler. Her character has become one of my personal favorites on the show. She also recently released a book on parenting called “Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way”. Media Mikes had a chance to chat with Mayim again to chat with her about her role on “The Big Bang Theory” and also her new book.
Mike Gencarelli: Can you tell us about the evolution of the Amy Farrah Fowler character?
: Basically I am thrilled every time they keep bringing me back. I didn’t really know what they had in mind for this character. It is one of the challenges of being an actress when you are not a regular. You just never know what they are going to have in store for you. It has been a huge thrill. I never expected to be working regularly again.
MG: How do you keep such a straight face when saying some of the more funny lines your character has?
MB: We get a whole week to get the giggles out of our system. At the same time it is our job to bring the lines across. That’s something I take very seriously and I think the other people on “Big Bang Theory” do as well. It’s our jobs to make everything work. It’s a good challenge.
MG: What do you enjoy most about working on the show?
MB: I love to play that weird character where anything could come out of her mouth. I also really love working with Jim Parsons. He is not only a fan favorite but he is critically acclaimed and won Emmys. It is amazing to watch him work and be a part of that.
MG: What can we expect from your characters relationship with Penny on the show?
MB: In general we do what people like and we keep doing that. There will definitely be a lot more of that same stuff. I think as Bernadette and Howard’s wedding is still being part of plots you see Amy continue to be interested in that.
MG: Where you able to meet Leonard Nimoy during his guest appearance on the show?
MB: No. I wasn’t actually in that episode. The two weeks that I haven’t been on were the weeks they had Leonard Nimoy and Stephen Hawking. It was horrible to miss those but it is incredible for our show.
MG: What can we expect from the closing of this season?
MB: We find out the night before we start script. I actually have no idea. I haven’t been in two weeks of episodes so I literally don’t know what has happened. I am actually only one episode a head of the American public. I have no clue. Melissa Rauch and I pretty close and we literally ask each other what we think will happen next week.
MG: Can you tell us about your new book, “Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way”?
MB: I have been writing for a website called Kveller. I was then approached to write about the style of parenting we practice. It involves things like natural birth and breast feeding. I didn’t think it was all that weird because it was kind of the way mammals and people have been parenting since the beginning of history. It has gotten some really interesting attention. Most of it has been really positive and it has given a voice to a style of parenting that a lot of us believe in not just because we are celebrities. I am the only celebrity I know that parents this way. It’s not just for celebrities.
MG: How long did the book take to write and what did you enjoy most about the process?
MB: We had a proposal ready in about 4 months. I think it took me less than a year to write all the other chapters. It has been really fun! I was in New York for a week doing press. I got to be on “The View” and Barbara Walters was fascinated with my sex life so that was kind of fun. It’s been really fun. The book went into it third printing the first week it was out. So, things have been great.