Weird and beautiful: Jim Parsons on reprising ‘The Big Bang Theory’ character in ‘Young Sheldon’

Apr1,2024


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Actor Jim Parsons says reprising the role of socially awkward genius Sheldon Cooper in the final episode was a “weird and beautiful” experience. young sheldonSpin-off series of the original show Big Bang Theory.

Parsons served as narrator young sheldon for its entire seven-season run, but the May 16 finale will mark the first time characters from the original show will appear on screen. along with the actor big bang theory Co-stars Mayim Bialik will once again play Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah Fowler.

When asked what it was like to return as the popular character, Parsons said in an episode Today Show: “Very strange. Also very beautiful.” The multiple Emmy winner said she's grateful to its producers young sheldon To ask him and Bialik to reprise their roles.

,big bang theory was always a live-audience show and young sheldon is a single-camera show, and I got a chance to do it with Mayim — we both played Sheldon and Amy on the series — and to do it in that situation, it was so different that it wasn't scary.

“It's like, 'What are we doing here again?!' Instead, it was really sweet. It felt like the best little coda to the whole experience, and I'm so grateful they asked us to do it,” Parsons said.

young sheldonwhich premiered in 2017, following Sheldon Cooper growing up with his family in East Texas. Created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, the series stars Iain Armitage in the title role alongside Lance Barber, Zoe Perry and Annie Potts.

big bang theoryThe show, which ran for 12 seasons from 2007 to 2019, also starred Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, and Melissa Rauch.

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