Jump to content

Was Raj’s social awkwardness a subtle nod to how “wet behind the ears” Kunal Nayyar was when he joined the cast?


Recommended Posts

Keep in mind that he only had two insignificant projects under his belt at the time he snagged the role of Raj Koothrappali: an independent film, and an episode of “NCIS” which aired literally one month before filming for TBBT began. In Kunal’s case, he was obviously just acting.  But his muteness and whispering to Howard somewhat reflect stage fright more-so than what he was written as. Could it be a case of art imitating life?

Edited by Tensor
material edited out as not being cast and crew.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Lovelycoo said:

Keep in mind that he only had two insignificant projects under his belt at the time he snagged the role of Raj Koothrappali: an independent film, and an episode of “NCIS” which aired literally one month before filming for TBBT began. In Kunal’s case, he was obviously just acting.  But his muteness and whispering to Howard somewhat reflect stage fright more-so than what he was written as. Could it be a case of art imitating life?

This is a flat out no.  Kunal went through an MFA program at Temple.  You do not get into or graduate from an MFA program if you have stage fright.  MFA programs are mostly stage based, you know, live theatre, where you don't get a redo if you make a mistake, like you can get if you are shooting a television show or movie. 

 

  • Like 2
  • Penny Thumbs Up 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.