Jim Parsons Talks About Young Sheldon

Iain Armitage, Jim Parsons | Photo Credit NBC Actor Jim Parsons, best known as Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory, is getting to see something most actors never see. He’s actually going to get a spinoff character based on his character’s childhood.

“It was a moving experience for me to see something I’ve put a decade of my life toward [come to this]” said the actor, about Young Sheldon. Parsons will actually narrate and executive produce the series.

The 44-year-old actor also helped chose young Iain Armitage, who will play the boy, Sheldon Cooper. “We have a lot more in common now that I would have had at the same age. I wasn’t mature enough at 9,” said Parsons.

Fun And Joy, In The Process

Iain Armitage | Photo Credit HBO

US Weekly writes:

“Parsons also marveled over actor Iain Armitage during the panel, who has been cast as the young genius… “I was not an overly bright child. I was mediocre. I didn’t befuddle my parents. That came much later, with my sexuality. Iain is much more in control as a human being than I was,” Parsons said of the Big Little Lies actor, 9.”

“[He is] having fun and it’s been really inspirational to watch,” the sitcom star told Entertainment Tonight that same day of his young doppelgänger.”

“There’s just a way in which he’s tackling all this that is such fun and such joy of the process. [He’s] a reminder to, I think, anybody who’s been doing it for a while to see how much fun it is.”

Iain Armitage Prepares For Success

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Parsons also spoke to Iain Armitage’s family after he noticed how popular the series would become. When he noticed how Iain’s face had been plastered all over the city as promotional, he texted Iain’s parents and told them to “Prepare.”

Young Sheldon will premiere on September 25 at 8:30 pm, which will come directly after The Big Bang Theory Season 11 premiere.

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