By ANGELA DAWSON
Front Row Features
HOLLYWOOD—Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, who stars as the perky neighbor on the longrunning CBS sitcom “Big Bang Theory,” recalls that when she met her husband, tennis ace Ryan Sweeting a couple of years ago, she knew he was The One. They married at the end of 2013, and the actress says she is thrilled to be his wife.
In contrast, Cuoco-Sweeting, 29, plays a less than certain bride-to-be in the R-rated comedy “The Wedding Ringer,” in which she is engaged to a socially awkward wealthy guy named Doug (“Frozen’s” Josh Gad). Though Cuoco-Sweeting’s Gretchen is Doug’s dream girl, he doesn’t realize that she is merely settling for him because she is tired of dating jerks. Gretchen is so focused on her pending nuptials that she is completely unaware that Doug has no male friends, and has to hire a best man (comedian Kevin Hart) and a crew of groomsmen to fill out the wedding party.
Doug does his darndest to convince Gretchen and her family that his “friends” are the real deal but inevitably chaos ensues, including a muddy football match between Doug’s ragtag crew and Gretchen’s father and his ex- pro football pals, a fiery family dinner and the inevitable realization that convenience is no substitute for love.
Directed by first-time filmmaker Jeremy Garelick, who co-wrote/co-produced the Vince Vaughn-Jennifer Aniston comedy “The Break Up” with Jay Lavender, he also co-wrote “The Wedding Ringer” with Lavender.
Cuoco-Sweeting, who recently shed her long blond tresses for a more sporty short ‘do, spoke about playing a bridezilla and what attracted her to the role.