Mayim Bialik is planning to make a statement on this year's Emmy carpet. She is going to intentionally turn down the heat on those Emmy dresses that show everything off -- no see-through mesh, daring cleavage, or dripping diamonds.
"I'm a modest dresser, so that is the main priority," said the actress, who is nominated for her role as brainy Amy Farrah Fowler on "The Big Bang Theory."
"That is a choice I make personally, religiously, that I don't get to show all of me," said Bialik, who is Jewish. "But we find ways to show enough and highlight the things that I value about my body that I do want to share. I wear sleeves to the elbow, and dresses to the knee. I don't do unnatural cleavage. If it takes contraptions to get them up, I don't wear that dress. And I wouldn't do anything backless or anything like that.
"I like old Hollywood and classic style, but I also didn't want it to be like, 'I'm nominated -- look at my big, crazy dress!' I wanted something understated," said Bialik, who doesn't wear diamonds. "[My dress] is superlong and old Hollywood."
Bialik is planning a special modification to camouflage her arm cast from a recent car accident. "I am going to try to get this in black so it blends in," she said, pointing at the white plaster cast. "In the ER, I was thinking about whether a dress was going to work. I will still be pretty impaired."
She is hoping to get her cast signed by fellow attendees. "I would like Clive Owen to kiss my splint!"
The actress is vegan and said "that limits what I'll eat that night," but she will be finding a way to celebrate. "Hopefully I will be off medication and could at least have one drink. Whatever happens that night, it will be exciting being part of it," she said. "It will be so emotional. I'll be ready to go home after one drink and a cupcake."