Kaley Cuoco said while going through her divorce from equestrian Karl Cook she leaned on her friend Zosia Mamet.
The actors star in the HBO Max series “The Flight Attendant,” and Cuoco told Variety she was so depressed while making season two of the show that she asked Mamet to live with her.
“I really needed someone with me,” she said. “I was really losing my mind.”
“She had an Airbnb, and it only lasted so long,” Cuoco continued. “And I was like, ‘Why don’t you just move in with me?’ Like, it was the loneliest I’ve ever felt, and I am not really someone to share that.”
Cuoco said that following an “intervention on myself,” she went to therapy.
“It was the first time that I started therapy — I’ve been very open about that,” she told Variety. “I started at the beginning of season two, just because I was going through so much right before we started shooting. It was horrible. And I developed a stress rash that ran all the way down my body for three straight months that wouldn’t go away. I literally, like, had fire on my leg for three months. I could barely walk.”
Cuoco, who was Emmy nominated for her performance in season one of “The Flight Attendant,” stars as Cassie, a flight attendant who wakes up after a hard night of partying to find the man she was with dead in bed next to her.
Season two delves deeper into Cassie’s psyche as she deals with her inner demons. Mamet stars as her best friend Annie.
Cuoco began dating Cook in March 2016. The pair got married on June 30, 2018, and Cuoco filed for divorce in September 2021.
At that time, she was also getting the second season of “The Flight Attendant” off the ground.
“Going through my divorce, it was really a super dark time,” Cuoco told Variety. “I just didn’t know how to deal with it. I was throwing myself into work to deny my depression, and how upset I was. Unfortunately, the character was so depressed that it wasn’t helping me! I was really, really, really struggling. A lot of tears.”