Jim Parsons is one of the highest paid actors on television. He’s the star of The Big Bang Theory and he brings to life Sheldon Cooper each week. Here are 7 things you never knew about this fantastic actor.
1) Jim Parsons Enjoys Being Sheldon for a Strange Reason
One thing you might not know about Jim Parsons? He enjoys the unlikable parts of Sheldon’s personality. We all love Sheldon for the humor he brings to Big Bang Theory. However, there’s no denying that in real life, he would probably be our most annoying friend.
However, that’s what makes him so fun to play, according to Jim Parsons. Jim said, “In a very specific way, one of my very favorite things about this character is his sort of lack of sentimentality. I don’t mean to sound unromantic or unsympathetic, but I cannot stand sentimentality, and I feel very lucky to be playing a character that, nine times out of ten, when something sentimental is happening in a script, I get to be the one to burst that bubble. And that gives me such great pleasure, I cannot tell you.”
Though Jim is incredibly sensitive and kind, it seems he has a sinister side to him. It’s a good thing he gets to play it out on a television set, instead of in real life.
2) Jim Parsons Came Out Accidentally
Many fans know that Jim Parsons is gay. He is married to the handsome Todd Spiewak and the couple has been together for many many years. However, fans might not realize that Jim never had a big calculated coming-out moment. Instead, his sexual orientation was revealed to the public by accident.
Jim explained, “I never had a coming out piece, I just didn’t mention it… I took Todd with me to events… and then finally one day while working on Harvey I did a piece with Patrick Healy for The New York Times and he just point-blank asked, ‘Was working on The Normal Heart meaningful to you as a gay man?’ And I was like, ‘Well, yeah. Yeah.'” Jim wasn’t upset in the slightest. Instead, he was relieved. He explained, “And what a wonderful… I can’t tell you what a wonderful thing that was, what a gift he gave me with one question. It was suddenly out there and official.”