Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting explains why she's not a feminist

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting explains why she's not a feminist
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, seen at the People Magazine Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Dec. 18, covers the February issue of Redbook. (Chris Pizzello / Invision/Associated Press)

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting says she's not a feminist, instead referring to herself as an "old-fashioned" woman who loves to feel like a housewife.

"The Big Bang Theory" star explained her thoughts in the February issue of Redbook ahead of the release of January's romantic comedy "The Wedding Ringer" in which she stars with Kevin Hart and Josh Gad.

When asked if she considers herself a feminist, the cover star replied: "Is it bad if I say no?"

"It's not really something I think about. Things are different now, and I know a lot of the work that paved the way for women happened before I was around," the 29-year-old explained. "I was never that feminist girl demanding equality, but maybe that's because I've never really faced inequality."


The actress put her views in terms of her marriage to tennis player Ryan Sweeting, with whom she's celebrating her first anniversary on New Year's Eve.

"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," she said. "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."

Feminism has been a hot topic among celebrities this past year, with "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson appearing at the United Nations in September to say "feminism by definition is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes."

"Friends" alum Jennifer Aniston also spoke up about the ideology in a January Allure interview saying that the issue gets complex because people "overcomplicate" something that is "pretty basic."

Meanwhile, Cuoco-Sweeting also signed up for another three seasons of her award-winning CBS comedy and is getting paid $1 million an episode playing street-smart girl next door Penny, a role that has made her one of the highest paid actresses on television.

"All I think about is what it means for my family … and knowing there is security for all of us," she said, recalling the years her parents supported her nascent career. "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."

When asked what the best decision she ever made was, she didn't say it was signing up for the show or marrying her beau, she said it was getting breast implants.

"I had no boobs! And it really was the best thing ever! I always felt ill-proportioned," she said. "My implants made me feel more confident in my body. It wasn't about trying to be a porn star or wanting to look hot and sexy."

Incidentally, the pit bull activist underwent another surgery just last week, but this time it was to repair her sinuses. But her Instagram followers didn't believe her, prompting the outspoken celeb to shut down rumors that she had a nose job.

"I have been putting sinus surgery off for year, and I finally did- and for [those] who think I got a nose [job think] again ... thanks you to my amazing husband and sweet dogs for watching over me," she wrote on Instagram, adding, "For those haters out there who are gonna hate hate hate no matter what, let me inform you that I have not been able to breath through my nose like a normal human being in years. This surgery is changing my life. With that being said, if I DID get a nose job, (which I didn't) I would be shouting that from the rooftops as well"

The February Redbook with the full interview hits newsstands Jan. 6.

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