Updated April 1st, 2024 at 20:57 IST

Jim Parsons Opens Up About Reprising The Big Bang Theory Role In Young Sheldon

Jim Parsons has served as narrator on Young Sheldon for its entire seven-season run, but the May 16 finale will mark his first on-screen appearance on the show.

Jim Parsons in Young Sheldon | Image:X
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Jim Parsons recently talked about his experience of reprising the role of the socially awkward genius Sheldon Cooper in the finale episode of Young Sheldon, the spin-off series of the parent show The Big Bang Theory. The actor said that it was both "weird and beautiful” and he was grateful to the makers of the show for asking him to reprise the roles. 

Parsons has served as narrator on 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.

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Jim Parsons-Mayim Bialik in Young Sheldon

The actor along with The Big Bang Theory co-star Mayim Bialik will once again play the roles of Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah Fowler. Asked what it was like to return as the popular character, Parsons said on an episode of "Today" show, “Very weird. Also very beautiful.”

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The Big Bang Theory was always a live-audience show and 'Young Sheldon' is a single-camera show, and I got to do it with Mayim — we both played Sheldon and Amy from the series — and to do it in that situation, it was just different enough that it wasn’t creepy.

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“Like going like, ‘What are we doing here again?!’ Instead, it was really sweet. It felt like the nicest little coda to the whole experience, and I was very grateful that they asked us to do it,” Parsons added.

What is Young Sheldon about?

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

Young Sheldon' Cast: Then and Now | Us Weekly

 

The Big Bang Theory, which ran for 12 seasons from 2007 to 2019, also featured Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar and Melissa Rauch.

(with inputs from PTI)

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Published April 1st, 2024 at 20:57 IST