November 10th, 2011
04:20 PM ET
Playboy interviewed "Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco for the December issue’s 20 questions section, and the actress didn’t hold back. The newly-engaged Cuoco shared about her love of nerds, dating her co-star, and pursuing men.
Cuoco finds that men are intimidated by her, so she says, “I have to take the reins.” A self-proclaimed “b-h,” the actress details her dating strategy: “I’ll go up to anybody and say, ‘You’re absolutely friggin’ adorable. Let’s go out.’ They usually look at me with giant scared 'Ren and Stimpy' eyes.”
The confident 25-year-old adds, "I have to be honest: I don’t think they’re going to say no.”
And what type of guy does Kaley go after? She says people assume she likes nerds since she’s “on a nerd show,” and those people would be right. “Obviously, I don’t have a high IQ,” she says, “but I’ve always liked nerds and quirky guys.”
And funny guys. Confessing to a “huge crush” on Seth MacFarlane, Kaley says of her ideal dude, “I don’t want him to be funnier than me, but the men I’ve dated have all been pretty silly.” She also had the “biggest crush” on her one-time Comic-Con moderator, Chris Hardwick.
Last October, Cuoco revealed that she had secretly dated her “Big Bang Theory” co-star Johnny Galecki – who plays a nerd on TV – for nearly two years.
“When I fell for Johnny Galecki, we both knew immediately that we had this connection, and that was it,” Kaley says. “Even though in the back of your head you’re like, 'Oh my God, this might end really bad,' you don’t give a s-–. You’re just in it. When that fire, that attraction is there, no one’s going to tell me no.”
But for all her nerd love, Kaley wound up with more of a bad boy (“I go for the musician or the writer every time,” she admitted in her interview). In October, People reported Cuoco’s engagement to boyfriend Josh “Lazie” Resnik, an addiction specialist and former bassist for punk band Danzig.
“Thanks to everyone's well wishes,” Kaley tweeted after "Lazie" popped the question, “So sweet and means a lot to us!”
Catch the rest of Kaley’s interview in Playboy’s December issue, which hits newsstands and i.Playboy.com on Friday, November 11.
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