Kaley Cuoco Says She “Cried All Night Long” After Losing A “Knives Out 2” Role To Kate Hudson

Kaley Cuoco is a huge star — from The Big Bang Theory to The Flight Attendant, the second season of which is coming April 21 on HBO Max.

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But even big stars occasionally miss out on the roles that they really want.

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In a recent cover story for Glamour, Kaley says that she was “devastated” after losing a role in the upcoming Knives Out sequel to Kate Hudson.

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“I was so convinced that my bags were packed for Greece,” Kaley said about her certainty over the role. “And then I didn’t get it. I was so devastated. And I’m not [normally] devastated over roles.”

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The Knives Out sequel recently filmed on location in Greece.

“I had done chemistry reads, I had done Zooms. And I didn’t get it. I cried and I cried all night long.”

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“I was gutted over that,” she said later in the interview. “And that’s when I thought I was on fire, like, I’m for sure getting that. And they were like, ‘No, we’re going to go with Kate.’”

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As Kaley also pointed out, fate is a funny thing — and in this instance, getting turned down for the Knives Out sequel meant getting cast in her new movie, Meet Cute, which also stars Pete Davidson.

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“[T]he next day I got a call about Meet Cute,” she recalled. “They were like, ‘We have an interesting script.’ And I said, ‘I don’t want to read anything. I suck. No one wants me.’”

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“They said, ‘You’ve got to read this.’ And Pete was already attached, and I’m like, ‘Okay, I’ll read it.’ And when I did, I said, ‘This is the most magical little script.’ And I would’ve never gotten it if I [got] Knives.”

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Isn’t it nice when things just work out that way sometimes?

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 21: Kaley Cuoco arrives at the 2019 InStyle Awards at The Getty Center on October 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Read the entire Glamour cover story here.