"I was never that feminist girl demanding equality, but maybe that’s because I've never really faced inequality," she says. "I cook for Ryan five nights a week: It makes me feel like a housewife; I love that. I know it sounds old-fashioned, but I like the idea of women taking care of their men. I'm so in control of my work that I like coming home and serving him. My mom was like that, so I think it kind of rubbed off."
Kaley is certainly not feeling any discrimination when it comes to her salary on her hit CBS show. The actress made headlines when she signed a contract for another three years of The Big Bang Theoryat $1 million per episode, becoming one of television's highest-paid actresses.
"All I think about is what it means for my family … and knowing there is security for all of us," she says about her huge payday. "My parents spent 16 years hauling my butt to LA for audition after audition. Every day they were helping me learn my lines, dropping me off, waiting for me, picking me up, giving me pep talks when I didn't get the jobs, taking me to tennis and horseback riding lessons. I remember always hoping I could help take care of them because they took such good care of me. Knowing I'll be able to just brings tears to my eyes."
And though it's been nine months since she dropped the bombshell to Cosmopolitan magazine that she got breast implants when she turned 18, the actress is still answering questions about her decision to go under the knife.
Clearly, her stance on the subject hasn't changed.
"I had no boobs! And it really was the best thing ever!" she stresses. "I always felt ill-proportioned. My implants made me feel more confident in my body. It wasn’t about trying to be a porn star or wanting to look hot and sexy."