“You are one small part of it, even if your part happens to be huge,” said Jim Parsons to a small crowd at Sundance. While talking with The Hollywood Reporter about acting, The Big Bang Theory story silenced haters with the simple phrase.
None of the stars of the show have directly addressed the rumors that there are ego troubles on set. But given this comment, it’s clear that Jim Parsons still thinks of his role as part of a whole, versus the leader of the pack.
Ironically, he’s both, but this gives us faith the show will go out with a bang.
Jim Parsons Makes Splash At Sundance
Outside of The Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons was also describing his work on the new film, A Kid Like Jake. Opposite Claire Danes (Homeland), Parsons stars as Greg Wheeler. The duo play Jake Wheeler’s parents.
In the movie, “As married couple Alex and Greg navigate their roles as parents to a young son who prefers Cinderella to G.I. Joe, a rift grows between them, one that forces them to confront their own concerns about what’s best for their child, and each other.”
The movie made waves at the Sundance Film Festival last week.
Big Bang Star Shares Success Of His Success
In addition to being a part of the whole, Jim Parsons also gave novice actors a ton of other advice. Alongside Joel McHale (Community), John Cho (Harold and Kumar), and Taissa Farmiga (The Bling Ring), he gave advice on acting.
Some of the most interesting advice revolved around the subject of going to an audition. Cho and Parsons said that auditions aren’t really like acting at all. Instead of riffing off another acting, you’re trying to act like a reader.
The reader may or may not even be looking at you. It’s been said that Philip Seymour Hoffman got his start as a reader (and perfected his craft), but other readers are just interns who have no experience acting at all.
Then, as McHale and Parsons mused, the audition for a network is much different. Not only do you have to do the unusual audition, but you also go in knowing how much money you may or may not receive depending on how well you perform.
Have you bought your tickets for A Kid Like Jake yet?