Jim Parsons Talks About The Big Bang Theory, Success, And An Actor’s Life

By Brock Swinson | Monday Monday Staff -    2017-07-12

Big Bang Hits Record 200th Episode

Now that The Big Bang Theory has produced over 200 episodes, actors like Jim Parsons who plays Sheldon Cooper, are thinking back on the run of the show and where they were when it all began.

The Big Bang Theory | Photo Credit Entertainment Weekly

“I think for most people, especially actors, the goal is to work. And you can know where you think you might be best suited in the industry, but the industry’s always pretty quick to confirm or deny that for you, you know,” said Parsons.

“So you might as well just do your thing and see where you land, in a lot of ways. And that’s kind of how I feel about this, and I always have, and how I feel about the 200th episode. It’s like, “How the hell did this happen?” In the best way, obviously.”

Jim Parsons Thinks Pre-Bang Bang Theory

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Parsons hesitates to use a word like “mystified,” when describing the experience, but he proud of the work and greatly enjoys his job a great deal. Parsons credits the writers for their great work.

Before The Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons was mainly a character actor. In terms of his resume or portfolio, he worked on films like The Normal Heart, Was I Was Here, The Muppets, The Big Year, and Garden State.

He’s also done some voice work on cartoon shows and played a running character named Rob Holbrook on Judging Amy.

A Pilot Like No Other

The Big Bang Theory | Photo Credit CBS

“Looking back, now that I have something to compare life to, I think I was probably feeling really good, except I didn’t know exactly how I should or shouldn’t be feeling at that point,” said the actor.

“But I did feel that when I read “Big Bang” it was definitely special to me. I would definitely not presume to say I thought it was going to be a hit show or be picked up, but I know that I was being presented with a character that was, in its own weird way, a really good fit, that I thought I could do.”

Can you picture anyone other than Parsons playing Sheldon Cooper?

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