'The Big Bang Theory' star John Galecki shares tearful photo after show's final table reading: "So very sad"
John Galecki is upset and has every right to be so. After 12 long seasons of the popular show 'Big Bang Theory', the series is coming to an end with its final episode airing on May 16.
By the looks of it, it will be an emotional ending to the show. Galecki who plays Leonard Hofstadter in CBS' popular sitcom took to Instagram to share an emotional photograph after the show's final reading. The 43-year-old captioned the image, "This morning was not an easy one. The final table reading for The Big Bang Theory. So very sad. So very grateful."
He was not the only cast member who got emotional in the final table reading, with Kaley Cuoco who plays the role of Penny also taking to Instagram to share a series of tearful photographs. In one of the images, she is seen crying while holding the script of the final episode. She captioned the image, "Post table read for The Big Band Theory finale episode."
Courtney Cox from the mega-popular show 'Friends' responded to Cuoco's post and recalled similar sentiments while on the 'Friends' finale. Cox commented on Cuoco's post saying, "Awww I remember that feeling…and you guys have been together even longer." It was only last month when 'Big Bang Theory' crossed 'Cheers' as the longest-running American multi-camera sitcom after its 276th episode aired.
Showrunner Steve Holland spoke to Entertainment Tonight and revealed that the last few episodes will be an "emotional journey" for the entire cast and also the viewers, as they close up the storylines for each character. In February, Holland spoke to ET and shared, "We’re excited and nervous and, like everybody who’s watching, we love these characters so much and we want to give them a send-off that they deserve."
Both Cuoco and Galecki confirmed that the finale episode is definitely going to be a bit heart wrenching and full of tear-jerkers. Cuoco posted a picture of the final script covered in tissues and wrote, "Prepare yourselves … for a finale that has truly given me a loss for words."