The small (she is just 4′ 11″) but very curvy actress has proved to be one of the show’s most popular characters over the last couple of seasons and since she married Howard her personality has been allowed to get more quirky and both her manner and her voice have worryingly got more and more like Howard’s often heard but never seen mother!
The Bronze tells the story of a former US gymnast who won a bronze medal at the Olympics when she competed whilst she was injured. Her story and her determination captured the nation’s heart and the whole of America fell in love with her and although this is now some years ago in the movie she is clinging on to those same feelings.
The movie is co-written by Rauch and her husband the writer Winston Beigel. They previously worked together on her one-woman stage show “The Miss Education of Jenna Bush” but it will be their first movie working together.
Melissa is well-known for her great sense of humour. When she found out that she had made it into the Maxim Hot 100 list this year she took to Twitter to say “Thank you all for voting me into
@MaximMag’s 2014 #MaximHot100! (and by “you all” I mean my Mom & one weird uncle) http://bit.ly/MxHot100
The Bronze is due to start filming on location in Amherst, Ohio in 2 weeks time and the small (12k population) city is looking forward to getting itself on the map when the movie is released next year.
Before The Bronze gets to air Melissa has another movie due to be released, the comedy Flock of Dudes, which also stars Hannah Simone, Hilary Duff and Jamie Chung. It tells the story of a 30 something man played by Chris D’Elia who decides it is time to finally grow up and that to do this he must move on from his lifetime friends.
However her 2 new movies go it will still be for her performance as Bernadette on The Big Bang Theory that Melissa Rauch will be best-known. The show has had a superb series this last year and for the first time it has topped the ratings as the most viewed series in America. This means it has ended the 4 year-long run of NCIS as the top-rated show on US television.
There have been a number of changes in the character’s lives over the last series and there are plenty of rumours as to what series 8 will have to show us. One theory that has attracted much attention is that Bernadette may become pregnant. There are also various theories as to what will happen with Sheldon and Amy’s relationship. We will not have long to wait as series 8 of BBT is due to start later this year.