"It was really, really bad," Cuoco said of the black eye and stitches she received during a fight scene for "Big Bang Theory," just a week before the SAG Awards.
"So I decided to have the brilliant idea to get bangs. As you can see, I don't have bangs, so I had to get fake bangs," Cuoco said, against the advice of her style team.
I have a group of people that I pay to tell me 'no,' or to say, 'don't do that.' A bunch of [stylists] said, 'Let's maybe not do the bangs,' but I wanted to wear them because it covered my eye, and I was really insecure about this huge black eye.
"These bangs, which I've named Bev, almost ruined my entire career," Cuoco said, showing Kimmel her shaggy fake fringe.
"You look like a country singer," Kimmel quipped.