Mayim Bialik has come a long way since you’ve heard of her last. Now she’s playing the role of Amy, Sheldon’s (Jim Parsons) not
exactly girlfriend on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory DVD – and she is also a
real-life Ph.D. Mayim was kind enough to sit down with me Thursday and discuss not only what might be next for Amy, but how her
life and career has progressed from Blossom to Big Bang.
Your role on The Big Bang Theory DVD must be a particular kick for you
being that in real life, you have a doctorate in neuroscience.
It’s really cool. Originally when they wrote the part, I don’t think they knew what kind of scientist she was, but when they
found out I was a real neuroscientist, they made her a neurobiologist. I just always loved science.
How much of an input did you get into the character of Amy? Have you thought about what you’d like to see happen for her?
I’m pretty much happily at the mercy of the amazing writers and producers. Obviously I added my own flair, and did my best to
imitate Jim Parsons.
People have called The Big Bang Theory DVD the next step in your
“comeback” to acting. How has it been for you, personally, returning to acting?
There’s an incredible power to reinventing ourselves. I’ve seen a lot of changes to my life since becoming a mother. So for me
this is sort of another aspect of that.