Mayim Bialik started her acting career as the star of '90s hit show 'Blossom.' Then, in a notable move for a successful Hollywood actress, she went to UCLA to get a PhD in neuroscience. These days, in a natural evolution of her career, she plays a scientist on the popular CBS sitcom, 'The Big Bang Theory.' She talks to BuzzFeed Shift about what Hollywood can learn from the science community, child reality stars, and more.
You're a part of the science and academic community, as well as in the Hollywood entertainment industry. How have the experiences differed?
You know, there’s actually a lot of similarities between the two, but I guess the biggest difference is I don’t have to have nice hair and makeup when I’m teaching or when I’m in academia. So the world is very different as an actor, but I think that’s also part of what’s fun about playing a female scientist on TV.