UNSPECIFIED - APRIL 08: In this image released on April 8, Jim Parsons attends The 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards broadcast on April 08, 2021. (Photo by The 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards/Getty Images for GLAAD)
TV - Movies
Jim Parsons
Confirms What We
Suspected About
Young Sheldon
In "The Big Bang Theory," Jim Parsons plays the quirky genius Sheldon Cooper, and its spin-off show "Young Sheldon," dives into the character's childhood, explaining how he developed many of his rituals like the soothing "Soft Kitty" mantra. The kid version of Sheldon is played by Iain Armitage, but how exactly does Parsons feel about the young actor's attempt to channel his former character?
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Parsons was asked what it was like seeing Armitage play a young Sheldon, to which Parsons said that he wasn't ready for how emotional it was going to be, adding, "Watching Iain bring this young version of this character to life that I've been working on for a decade of my own life, it was really moving. I felt such a sympathy for this little guy."
Judging by these comments, it seems that Parsons is a wholehearted supporter of the prequel series to "The Big Bang Theory," as well as its young star. Despite how awkward and disconnected Sheldon Cooper is at any age, it appears that both Parsons and Armitage are more than up to the task of playing the character.