It’s never easy to be the new kid in town — especially when the “town” that you are talking about here happens to be a bunch of guys who have worked with each other for years. This is the situation that Howard Wolowitz found himself in at the end of “The Big Bang Theory” last season when he was being picked on ruthlessly by some of the other astronauts before taking off into space — and it looks as though it is going to continue as soon as he finds himself in orbit.
In addition to having to deal with some continuous stress when it comes to both his mother and his wife Bernadette from afar, Simon Helberg tells AwardsLine about some of his interactions with his co-workers while fulfilling what he once thought was a lifelong dream:
“From what I’ve heard, the problems he faces on Earth with (his) overbearing mother and new wife don’t really stay on Earth. He has some interactions with the two of them from space, and he’s getting bullied by the veteran crew that he’s onboard with, so there’s kind of no winning for him. He’s still back in high school.”
Helberg has already earned himself a rather unfortunate nickname courtesy of what his mother screamed at him while he was on Skype with one of the astronauts last season, so we have a feeling that will stick around — and possibly even follow him back to earth.
As for what the biggest challenge is going to be for both Howard and the rest of the other characters moving forward, executive producer Chuck Lorre claims that it is finding a way to keep all of them fresh and exciting now that the show is so successful:
“You don’t want to repeat yourself … After 100-some-odd episodes, redundancy is looming.”
To check out some more scoop about how Howard and Bernadette are going to adjust to live with each other, be sure and follow the link here.