Entertainment TV Behind-the-Scenes Secrets from Our 'Big Bang Theory' Cover Shoot What are the cast scandals? Who hates the red carpet? And who loves the fans the most? Find out! By Lynette Rice Lynette Rice Lynette Rice is the former editor at large at Entertainment Weekly. Her work has previously appeared in PEOPLE. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 18, 2014 06:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 08 THE GANG'S ALL HERE Art Streiber The seven big stars of The Big Bang Theory get all dressed up for their PEOPLE cover shoot (check out the issue, on stands now!). But it's not just press that brings them together. "We miss each other," Mayim Bialik says of breaks from filming their CBS hit. "Even if we see each other in the summer, it's not the same as the kind of work we do when we're together." Read on for more scoop from the set... 02 of 08 KALEY: ABOUT THAT HAIRCUT... Art Streiber Newlywed Cuoco (Penny) told The Big Bang Theory producers last spring that she planned to cut her hair. "Then over the summer I cut it shorter and shorter," she tells PEOPLE. "I sent them pictures. I was like, 'This is the new Penny.' They loved it and said go for it." 03 of 08 JOHNNY: WE'RE MAKING SMART SEXY Art Streiber Terms like "geek" and "dork" don't exist anymore – at least according to Galecki (Leonard). "We wanted to tell a story about those beautiful minds," he says of TBBT. "It's not just rock stars and athletes anymore. It's the Steve Jobses, the people of that nature who, maybe 20 years ago, would be made fun of." 04 of 08 JIM: IT'S OK TO BE A HOMEBODY Art Streiber No nightclubbing here: Parsons (Sheldon) says he and his cast mates like to get together for takeout dinners at home. He and his boyfriend "spend a lot of time with Simon [Helberg] and his wife, and Melissa [Rauch] and her husband," he says. "No offense to them, but they're homebodies like we are." 05 of 08 MELISSA: WE GET ALONG – PROMISE! Art Streiber Seriously, no scandals on set? It's true, according to Rauch (Bernadette). "I mean, we're kind of boring," she jokes. "There is really no drama on set or in our personal lives." 06 of 08 KUNAL: FANS ARE MY FAVORITE Art Streiber Twitter star Nayyar (Raj) loves interacting with the show's fans. "Why not?" he says. "When you are on such an amazing ride, you should enjoy every single moment of it and not hide from it, you know?" 07 of 08 MAYIM: I'M CAMERA SHY Art Streiber If Bialik (Amy) had her druthers, she would never walk another red carpet again. "I'm just the least comfortable socially," she shares. "It's not my thing, as you can pretty much tell." 08 of 08 SIMON: WE HAVEN'T CHANGED Art Streiber Despite those big paychecks, Helberg (Howard) says stardom hasn't gone to his cast mates' heads: "I feel like everybody's got their feet on the ground and it doesn't feel that much different from day one – in a good way, I think. I don't think we would have survived if everybody lost their mind."