The actress says the cast knows 'our strength is together'

By Lindsay Kimble
May 16, 2017 at 05:11 PM EDT
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Mayim Bialik is addressing reports that her Big Bang Theory castmates took a salary cut so that she and Melissa Rauch could get raises.

“You shouldn’t believe everything you read,” she told PEOPLE in an interview about her new bookGirling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular.

Added Bialik: “I’m happy to report that we have a very cohesive cast and we all know that our strength is together. We all really love each other, we love going to work and we’re very excited to do two more seasons.”

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Earlier this year, Variety reported that Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar each offered to decrease their salaries by $100,000 an episode in season 11 and 12 while Bialik and Rauch were still negotiating new contracts.

Bialik, who portrays Amy Farrah Fowler on the CBS series, joined Big Bang in season 3, and became a regular the following season.


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Elaborating on her comments to PEOPLE Now, Bialik said, “I think in general, don’t believe everything you read. I’m not specifically speaking about that.”

“I think in particular with things with TV and movies, there’s a lot of moving parts that are part of the business, and the corporate and the finance, and things that honestly I really kind of tell my lawyer, ‘Just wake me when it’s over,’” she added.

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Said Bialik, “What I am is, I’m a person who plays dress up for a living and I’m grateful to do that at all.”

In Girling Up, neuroscientist Bialik addresses the challenges of female puberty and teenagerdom. Bialik says she hopes her book will be “informative” and that it will “really empower girls with knowledge.”

“I think what’s important about this book and about kind of the human experience, is that there’s all different kinds of women,” she says. “There’s not a right or wrong way to be female.”

Sheldon, Leonard, Penny, Raj, and Wolowitz, Amy, Bernadette—the gang keeps growing. Bazinga!
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