Mayim Bialik on Shamy Getting Intimate
The Big Bang Theory puts our characters on all sorts of twists and turns through life. Sheldon and Amy are not exceptions. Their story might even be the best on the show as they are taken through every obstacle imagined or otherwise in their relationship. We love Shamy, but what do Sheldon and Amy’s actor and actress think?
Bialik of course, loves Sheldon and Amy. She has stated many times over that she believes in their unique relationship that shows the world people can move at their own pace and be happy. What she wanted most after the Shamy break was to see the two return to the small moments of hanging out with the gang or briefly touching.
This being said, she makes it no secret that she at first did not approve of Shamy “doing the deed”. Her upbringing was in conservative Judaism, and she was taught that sex was for marriage. This was another reasoning behind her support for Sheldon and Amy’s relationship. But this latest turn she was not so confident in.
She reveals that herself and Parsons did not know about it until the morning of the script reading. She called to Parsons and asked him if he read the script. He jokingly asks, “No. Do we do it?” And when Mayim yelled yes, he said in shock, “what?!”
Even our beloved actors had no idea it was coming. The two thought it was moving a little further ahead, but in the end, each approved of the way it was done. It kept to Sheldon and Amy. It showed and encouraged views of their intimate and romantic love. But this did not stop Bialik from being uncomfortable.
She revealed that she did not tell her mother about the scene out of embarrassment. Instead, her mother received a text from a friend exclaiming, “I can’t believe I got to see them have sex!” Imagine if you received this text from someone . . . .
Parsons Embraces the Shamy
Jim Parsons felt very much like Bialik. His uncertainty over their physical relationship was out of concern for the character, however. But the scene was pleasing to him as an actor. He had never gotten to display a scene of “pillow talk” and he enjoyed the different view angle from which he was able to display Sheldon’s feelings.
Before the scene, the two actors had been hoping to never have to do it again. But Jim Parsons revealed that he, in fact, hoped for the opposite, stating that he cannot wait to get back in bed!
Parsons also revealed that his character had taken turns in directions he would never have guessed. It was a kudos to the writers and perhaps even a little hope for the fans for more twists to come. I am not sure anything can surprise me more than Sheldon and Amy losing their V-cards though!