Mayim Bialik came away from her Aug. 15 car accident with a “very impaired right hand” and is currently sporting a cast that extends to almost her elbow, but The Big Bang Theory‘s Amy Farrah Fowler should appear to be fit as a fiddle when the show opens Season 6 on Sept. 27. Just don’t ask her to bust out the harp.
“Mark Cendrowski is an amazing director, so it’s not going to be obvious. We’re going to work around it,” the Emmy-nominated actress told us Monday at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Performers Peer Group Reception in Los Angeles. “As long as you don’t see me walking and swinging my arm awkwardly, we’re making it work.”
That said, Bialik does doubt you’ll see Sheldon’s sweetheart sidling up to her favorite instrument any time soon. “I will not be playing the harp for some time,” she says. “[One of the worst things] is not having the dexterity, and one of the reasons I went back to work was to give our writers the opportunity to see what it looked like, to see how I moved and see what we’d need to work on.
“At some point it may have more movement,” she continued, “but at this point it doesn’t, so we can’t make it look like I’m disco dancing. “
Bialik shared on her blog that she “didn’t tear any artery, nerve or tendons” in her right hand, and as such the injury “could have been so much worse.”
The automobile accident Bialik was involved in came as she headed to meet her husband and children for lunch. “Well, I never made it to lunch,” she told us with a laugh, “but I made it to the Cedars Sinai emergency room.” (With reporting by Meg Masters)