Upcoming HBO Max series, The Flight Attendant, has been a passion project for its star and producer, Kaley Cuoco, for almost three years.
On Saturday, Kaley, 34, wrapped her last day of shooting in New York City, surrounded by fellow actresses, Zosia Mamet, 32, and Michelle Gomez, 53, as they closed the chapter on their first pandemic project.
The Big Bang Theory actress finished her last scenes and said a bittersweet goodbye to the cast and crew, penning a heartfelt thank you on social media.
Flight Attendant: Kaley Cuoco, 34, wrapped her last day of shooting, The Flight Attendant, on Saturday in NYC. The actress, who is both star and producer of the upcoming series, filmed her final scenes and said a bittersweet goodbye to the cast and crew
Starting her last day off strong, Kaley woke up at five am with a cup of coffee, and a happy tune, as she posted a video of her jamming out to Higher Love by Whitney Houston and Kygo.
Cuoco’s final wardrobe look as ‘Cassie,’ included a peach and white striped cardigan, layered over a white t-shirt, and a pair of black trouser pants.
Dolled up with natural glam for the scenes, Kaley had her blonde hair down and sported a light swatch of black eyeliner.
On her feet for the day, Kaley kept it comfortable in a pair of white sneakers, as she switched between playing actress and producer on set.
Set life: Kaley’s final wardrobe as Cassie on set, included a peach and white striped cardigan and a pair of black trouser pants
Scene work: The hardworking blonde looked razor focused, as she walked out of the diner where they shot a few scenes
In character: Cuoco had an active day as she tended to her actors and crew members, keeping the balance on set
A jack of all trades, Kaley bounced all over set, even touching up her own makeup at one point.
The spunky blonde looked razor focused, as she emerged from a diner where she was shooting final scenes with Girls star, Mamet, who plays her best friend Annie.
For her final on-set look, Zosia wore a camel colored cashmere sweater and blue jeans, with a pair of suede brown boots
In between scenes, the talented actresses followed CDC protocol and wore masks, as the whole crew took all necessary precautions while shooting.
Touch-ups: She stepped in as her own glam, touching up her face makeup before preparing for her scene
Costars: Kaley and Zosia prepared for their last full day on set together. The duo walked and chatted in masks, before sharing a parting hug
Friendship: In between scenes, the talented actresses followed CDC protocol and wore masks, as the whole crew took all necessary precautions while shooting
Referring to Zosia, as her ‘unicorn’, the close duo chatted and hugged, as they finished the project that had been in the works for over a year.
Taking a breather, Kaley sat in one of the director’s chairs that were lined up in the filming zone, as they closed off the city street.
To ease the sadness of her last day on set, Cuoco had her dog Dumpy with her, as she cradled him before getting back to filming.
She chatted with a production associate, who had a celebratory bottle of wine on hand, as they wrapped a day that Kaley described as, ’emotional,’ after months of hard work.
Breather: Kaley put her feet up for a second as she chilled in a director’s chair
Dumpy: Bringing her pet pooch for emotional support, the hardworking actress held her dog, Dumpy, as she showed him some love and chilled out for a moment
Upon wrapping, she laughed with the director and smiled with the crew, as she gave them a heartfelt thank you.
Taking to Instagram to share her wave of mixed emotions, Kaley wrote:
‘That’s a wrap for Cassie , on season one of The Flight Attendant. Thank you to every single person that’s been part of this project. You are important and I couldn’t do this without you. I’ll be spending the rest of the weekend crying,’ she said.
The project – which has taken over a year to film due to the Coronavirus pandemic – first came to fruition after Kaley read the book by Chris Bohjalian, three years ago.
Passion project: After reading only part of the book three years ago, a gut instinct told her to pursue the rights to the story.
Having a vested interest in the story – a thriller-comedy about a flight attendant who wakes up next to a dead man after a blurry evening – she was desperate to see it come to life on the screen.
After reading only part of the book, a gut instinct told her to pursue the rights to the story.
‘Something told me to jump on this, so once we started getting into it, I read it really quick and thank goodness I loved it,’ Kaley said.
Peace: Kaley flashed a peace sign for the camera as she walked to and from set with, making sure everything was running smoothly
In the middle of shooting, the production was forced to stop down in March due to the virus, but resumed filming in late August.
Now that the production process is coming to an end, Kaley is shifting her focus to press, as she waits for the series to premiere.
‘I dreamt it up so long ago. I can’t wait to bring it to you, I hope you guys love it,’ she said.
The series is set to be released on HBO Max within the next couple months.
End of an era: After reading only part of the book by Chris Bohjalian, three years ago, a gut instinct told her to pursue the rights to the story