Kaley Cuoco Says She’s Not a Feminist

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gender pay gap may still exists in Hollywood but Kaley Cuoco, who fortunately gets paid $1 million for every episode of The Big Bang Theory made these days, says she’s not going to be some “feminist girl demanding equality.”

When asked if she considers herself as a feminist in the February 2015 issue of Redbook magazine, the actress replies, “Is it bad if I say no?”

“It’s not really something I think about,” she says. “Things are different now, and I know a lot of the work that paved the way for women happened before I was around … I was never that feminist girl demanding equality, but maybe that’s because I’ve never really faced inequality.”

The 29-year-old, who married tennis star Ryan Sweeting last New Year’s Eve, goes on to confuse explain that the reason she’s not a feminist is because she enjoys being a housewife. (Pro tip: You can can be a housewife and a feminist.)

“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,” Cuoco says. “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 cuoco redbook magazine february 2015 cover

The star also emphasizes the importance of family during her interview, saying, “All I think about is what it means for my family…and knowing there is security for all of us.”

“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,” she continues. “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.”

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