Updated May 29th, 2024 at 08:48 IST

Jim Parsons Opens Up About His Potential Return As Sheldon Cooper In The Big Bang Theory Sequel

Parsons played Sheldon Cooper for 12 seasons on the CBS sitcom and made a recent appearance in the series finale of Young Sheldon, a prequel to Big Bang Theory.

Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory | Image:IMDb
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Jim Parsons recently discussed the possibility of returning as Sheldon Cooper if a sequel to The Big Bang Theory were ever considered. In an interview with E! News, Parsons humorously suggested, "Reincarnation, next lifetime," when asked what it would take for him to reprise the role. Although he didn't completely rule it out, Parsons indicated it was unlikely, saying, "Never say never to anything. Life is long, God-willing, but I don't think so."

Jim Parsons reflects on his role as Sheldon Cooper

Parsons played Sheldon Cooper for 12 seasons on the CBS sitcom and made a recent appearance in the series finale of Young Sheldon, a prequel to The Big Bang Theory. Reflecting on this experience, Parsons noted, "It was very special to do that. The feeling today is kind of odd. It's the second time now because when we ended The Big Bang Theory it felt like this too, a little bit different, but you shoot that final episode and it's wrapped for you. And then a couple of months later it wraps for the rest of the world and it's a very weird feeling to flood over you again like that."

Sheldon Cooper | Image: IMDb

 

Will Parsons be back as Sheldon Cooper on screen?

Throughout Young Sheldon, Parsons served as the narrator. Following the series finale, executive producer Steve Holland spoke about the possibility of bringing back Parsons and co-star Mayim Bialik. Holland mentioned to Deadline, "I think in the back of our minds, it was always the thing we wanted. Certainly Jim, because he'd been narrating the whole thing."

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Sheldon Cooper | Image: IMDb

 

Holland also explained that Chuck Lorre, co-creator of The Big Bang Theory, had considered involving Parsons and Bialik in the finale. Ultimately, they aimed to balance honoring the original cast while allowing the Cooper family to take the spotlight. "I'm really happy with the balance we found. I think that Jim and Mayim are in it a great amount, but I think the Cooper family still gets their moment to shine," Holland concluded.

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Published May 29th, 2024 at 08:48 IST