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Kaley Cuoco reveals that she was ‘devastated’ after losing role in Knives Out 2 to Kate Hudson

Kaley Cuoco revealed that she was ‘devastated’ when she lost a coveted role in Rian Johnson’s sequel Knives Out 2 to Kate Hudson.

In an interview with Glamour, the 36-year-old actress shared that she ‘cried all night long’ after learning that she was not getting the part.

‘I was convinced [the part was mine],’ Kaley admitted. ‘Kate Hudson ended up getting it.’

The latest: Kaley Cuoco revealed that she was ‘devastated’ when she lost a coveted role in Rian Johnson’s sequel Knives Out 2 to Kate Hudson. Pictured in April 2022

Devastated: In an interview with Glamour, the 36-year-old actress shared that she 'cried all night long' after learning that she was not getting the part. Kate seen in March 2022

Devastated: In an interview with Glamour, the 36-year-old actress shared that she ‘cried all night long’ after learning that she was not getting the part. Kate seen in March 2022

The 8 Simple Rules alum explained she already had her bags packed to join the Netflix film’s cast on location in Greece as she was sure she had landed the role.

‘But I was so convinced that my bags were packed for Greece,’ she continued.

”And then I didn’t get it. I was so devastated. And I’m not [normally] devastated over roles,’ The Big Bang Theory star acknowledged.  

Kaley Cuoco reveals that she was 'devastated' after losing role in Knives Out 2 to Kate Hudson

‘I was convinced [the part was mine],’ Kaley admitted. ‘Kate Hudson ended up getting it.’ Seen in 2019

‘I had done chemistry reads, I had done Zooms. And I didn’t get it. I cried and I cried all night long. And it went to Kate, who’s great.’   

Kaley went on to say that she received a call the following day about her upcoming romantic comedy Meet Cute, in which she will star with Pete Davidson playing her love interest.    

‘They were like, “We have an interesting script.” And I said, “I don’t want to read anything. I suck. No one wants me.” They said, “You’ve got to read this.” 

The California native added, ‘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 Out 2.  

Convinced: The 8 Simple Rules alum explained she already had her bags packed to join the Netlfix film's cast on location in Greece as she was sure she had landed the role. Kate seen in 2021

Convinced: The 8 Simple Rules alum explained she already had her bags packed to join the Netlfix film’s cast on location in Greece as she was sure she had landed the role. Kate seen in 2021

‘It just shows you that you’re where you’re supposed to be,’ she concluded.  ‘I mean, I was gutted over that. 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.”’  

Original star Daniel Craig will return for Knives Out 2 and in addition to Kate, new cast members include Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Madelyn Cline, Jessica Henwick, and Ethan Hawke. 

Kaley told Glamour that she was not given a reason why the part went to the 42-year-old Almost Famous actress instead.  

Good news: Kaley went on to say that she received a call the following day about her upcoming romantic comedy Meet Cute, in which she will star with Pete Davidson playing her love interest. The two are pictured on set in August 2021

Good news: Kaley went on to say that she received a call the following day about her upcoming romantic comedy Meet Cute, in which she will star with Pete Davidson playing her love interest. The two are pictured on set in August 2021

‘[But the whole time prior,] I was thinking I was hot shit: I’m going to be with Daniel Craig. This is amazing. But I couldn’t be happier with how things turned out.    

She continued, ‘That’s what it was supposed to be, and Knives Out 2 is going to be great and Kate’s great. She was supposed to do it and I was supposed to do this. And maybe I’ll get to audition for the third one.’

Production on Meet Cute wrapped last August, though a release date for the movie has not been announced.

A release date for Knives Out 2 also has not yet been confirmed. Filming for the sequel was completed last September. 

Kaley can next be seen on the second season of the HBO mystery series The Flight Attendant, which will premiere on April 21. 

Ensemble cast: Original star Daniel Craig will return for Knives Out 2 and in addition to Kate, new cast members include Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Madelyn Cline, Jessica Henwick, and Ethan Hawke

Ensemble cast: Original star Daniel Craig will return for Knives Out 2 and in addition to Kate, new cast members include Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Madelyn Cline, Jessica Henwick, and Ethan Hawke

Earlier in the day the star took to her Instagram Stories to show a clip of her doing tactical training with a gun and a large knife. 

The blonde beauty wore a black T-shirt and skintight black leggings. She paired the outfit with a black hat as well as a tactical belt around her waist. 

At first, her training consisted of shooting her weapon at white mannequin torsos, positioned in-between blue barrels. 

The actress then switched to throwing a large knife at a red square wooden target.

Training: Earlier in the day the star took to her Instagram Stories to show her doing some tactical training with a gun

Training: Earlier in the day the star took to her Instagram Stories to show her doing some tactical training with a gun

A pro: The star looked like a pro as she shot her weapon at white mannequin torsos, positioned in-between blue barrels

A pro: The star looked like a pro as she shot her weapon at white mannequin torsos, positioned in-between blue barrels

New weapon: The actress then switched to throwing a large knife at a red square wooden target

New weapon: The actress then switched to throwing a large knife at a red square wooden target

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