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"jim parsons" Discussed on The Backstory with Jason Bentley
"Try it on. Let's get our feet wet with it and it's been an amazing ride with that. We have the very first thing we optioned was ryan. O'connell is his name and he did. It turned into eventually couple years later. A series on netflix called special. And that's one good example of something that came from such a an organic place of passion on our parts we read. We saw some one of our friends posted on instagram. A link to his book that was coming out and it. I mean it was just like any other friends of friends. You're reading oh that's funny in this one. Todd was reading his. You need to read this and we optioned the book and it started its relationship with us in ryan and we're on season two of specials about to come out we're working on another show with him right and it's just one example of how these creative gifts of this production company that i'm still not great at the day to day and the the true business talks really made my ears bleed but the creative output and some of these moments that happen and these relationships you build their even more fruitful than i'm just now realizing some of it. I'm even realizing things as i say this to. You like still you know when you're in the thick of it. It's really hard to see which. I think hundred back to getting to know yourself better. It's one of the things i'm trying to work on in life is really enjoying what's going on right now instead of getting finished with going. That was great. That's that's not the way to live. Are there any complications having your husband. He's he's an executive at the production company as well. Yes we we're co presidents in my actual deal. It wasn't like this. Is jim parsons company. I mean it is but it's it's both of ours. And i wouldn't be doing it without him. I would have turned away the gift at that point. I think i just was like. I don't know. I know that. I know how i love acting and i still don't see how many other things i wanna do in the business like i say on the business side of things that i really don't have the stomach for and more than that i think i don't have a brain four or something and he does and so we're able to kind of be two sides of one brain and our taste align. That's the other thing we we don't. We don't frequently run across. Like i liked that. I hated it. That doesn't usually happen. So artistically speaking so that's good but he's just really good with people in a very different way than i what. Hey i'm good. I was voted class. Friendliest in high school. So i'm good with people but it's more like saying hi in the hallway not talking about digits and numbers with you. Well no. I appreciate what you're saying because i i want to believe in it is also my experience that you know getting ahead whether it's getting ahead in hollywood. Were getting ahead in. Life has much more to do with with healthy relationships over time than some of the some of the things that we see in in the netflix special. Hollywood you know but people that make a difference in your career whether it's or managers or agents or husbands or wives. I think yeah well. Jim parsons i wanna thank you for joining us on the back story. Were excited for all the things to come once. Were out of this suspended animation. That's been the last year of our lives. I think we've been a fan of yours and things aren't the same without you but you know we're getting your your two kinds here too kind..
"jim parsons" Discussed on The Backstory with Jason Bentley
"Now what would the world be like now. And and i guess. There's a bitter sweetness to that. But i i really felt the message was much more like so do it now. Let's not wait. Another fifty seventy sixty. Whatever he here's to deal with whatever issue let's to make these brave choices now when we can and then look back and be glad in not not have it be a fairy tale but real actions that were taken but you know in your research Looking back to that time in hollywood you know because as you mentioned there is this conscious push for change among the central characters and i wonder if that was only a revisionist history or did you find some threads of people who were trying to a make a difference in in that world. I cannot this sound so depressing. I wanna i wanna clarify. I cannot think of an example that i personally read in my own. Research was very henry based. I don't think i did. We not do my own exhaustive research of the whole era though. I'm sure there were people who were champ wanting to do. Yes you know besides yourself. There are other characters that have a basis in reality. Like the actor rock hudson but also this character who i loved ernie played by dylan mc dermott. Who was fantastic. This is a character apparently. It's hollywood pimp. Named scotty bowers the basis of his character. Which is another incredible colorful story from hollywood's past. Yeah yes yes. He ran a apparently ran a gas station. That also. that's actually true. Is a gas station that yeah i mean. That's the story of scotty. I don't you know and in all sorts of luminaries and celebrities went through there to get their hook up frequently same-sex apparently i don't know why you had to go get to a gas station to get gay sex but whatever and his character ernie is really you know. Sort of a lot of that comes from the scotty story but also is obviously made into its own com- completely different thing but I i think in fact that was sort of the source moment like that was the initial seed of an idea for this entire series and instead of it becoming a story just about the gas station. It became a much wider tale of of the town. As a whole. Wow yeah i mean he dylan does such a great job. He really wonderful in that. Yes just this cool you know. Yeah like he got me wanting to wear rings on my. You know my pinky or someone got hats. Well i mean there's nothing he can't wear one thing. I really liked about the show. Hollywood is how it shines a light on the many different roles in this ecosystem. Writers actors casting directors picture editors producers lawyers extras the mafia. And despite all of the systems flaws this is ultimately adoring portrayal of a magical time in a magical place. So i wanted to ask you. Who do you think are the most unsung heroes in the movie making process. I think that everybody behind the camera. Besides directors sometimes get a lot of attention and every once in a while riders. Get a lot of attention. But i'll never forget that it happened every time. I would have guessed. Come like from out of town not somebody in the business to see the taping of big bang theory. They were always astounded at the amount of people running around that were on the floor in there. Because if you've only seen it on your camera but what are you give for people or five at the most at one time it really is shocking to think that there's so much controlled chaos going on i'm mother used to say i can never believe how many people are all over you because you have somebody with a.
"jim parsons" Discussed on The Backstory with Jason Bentley
"That means they're human for those who are not familiar with the hollywood series on. Netflix is a fun and irreverence romp through the golden age of movie making and celebrity in the nineteen fifties. And all the crass maneuvering racial discrimination and sexual exploitation that was common practice in the day and and really a lot of things that are still being reconciled to this day and in fact one of the reasons why henry's character is so authentic as i feel like i may know a few of those people absolutely you know in hollywood these days but The show doesn't take itself too seriously. No i didn't think so either. The sex in the show hollywood's just about as prevalent as smoking cigarettes in the show right. Everyone's smoking and they're looking great when they're smoking and and like the sex it's totally romanticized and i began to sort of equate. The two like as in this behavior might cause cancer as i think the views towards smoking have changed much like the attitudes towards turning tricks to trying to get ahead in hollywood i. I couldn't agree more. It's very true. There is a romantic slash borderline fairy tale aspect to what they did with this show. And as you point out a lot of the behaviors that are seen that are reminiscent of actions and our non actions going on even still today are partly being address to show what if we had dealt with some of them in a different way that many years ago what would have happened. You know. I think the biggest one in the in the in the show is probably casting an african american lead actress in the in a in a major movie with going great for them which is part of the fairy tale aspect out spoiler alert. Sorry but There was something very deep to me and profound going through these stories as they trickled in and we would read the episodes that you realized what if certain things have been addressed in a different way you know and where would we be..
"jim parsons" Discussed on The Backstory with Jason Bentley
"And discussing current projects. And inspirations exploring unique insights and life. Lessons learned along the way today. I'm pleased to welcome actor and producer. Jim parsons widely known as the beloved character sheldon cooper from the big bang theory. Jim has more recently worked on the tv. Adaptation of the broadway hit the boys in the band as well as the netflix miniseries. Hollywood hi jim. Welcome to the backstory. Hello jason is nice to hear your voice again. I missed you on on morning becomes eclectic. Thank you thank you. Hey i'm i'm sorry that you missed out on a golden globe win last night. You're nominated in the best. Supporting actor category for the netflix series. Hollywood then honor to be nominated as well. You'd say well you know yes blah blah. But i think. I'd i'd really like to hear your nominated character. Henry wilson's reaction to not winning. That's what i that's what i wanna hear. Well wouldn't dare you some the language he would use but he would for sure fling. His glass full of krim dement against the wall where it would shatter and staying. Isn't that an odd favourite drink by the way krim dement magin that to get a hangover. I mean like schnapps or something which. I did once in college and never again. This is delicious. drink tumblers full now. Don't will you play a rather vile and manipulative. Talent manager in the show. Henry wilson who is actually based on a real person. Tell us about this person that inspired the character. Yeah henry wilson was an agent slash manager in some ways. He's thought of by some people at least one of the first real managers kind of wasn't a position yet in hollywood but he made it his business he specifically worked along with kind of all american hunky looking guys that he kind of he had his own kind of personal factory of getting them the right teeth and the good beefcake is the the term that was beefcake. That's exactly right. They all look very milk fed to me. That was what the term that always came you. In fact i had a line to the rock..
"jim parsons" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"On straw. I'm blessed in straw. I wanted to talk for a second about the boys in the band. Because i had an observation thought. Your performance was great. I think the whole cast was great. Thank you. It was a piece of that time. Yeah and when you look at it in that context and you and you understand that this was written a year before stonewall right i thank you and this was a completely completely verboten topic and it is depicting the lives of all these gay men who were friends you stunning. It's absolutely stunning. That could have been created in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight or sixty nine. It's madness now. it's true it was very mark crowley who wrote it was very brave. Is the right word. I look at it as brave. I wonder if he would say that. He passed away in march but It's so brutally honest. Brutal is the word that comes up again and again. I think he was inspired by a couple of things to write this that i read about but one of them was a a piece i think. In the times written by a theater critic that was criticizing or saying basically enough of the gay riders. By which i believe he was talking about tennessee williams edward all right untried you writing your gay characterizations in stories through the prism of heterosexual couples. Because frankly you're getting it wrong. It was it was a borderline homophobic. Pep says what it really was gay. People need to stop writing about straight relationships. Because you don't get it but mart really took it as you don't want to hear about gay stuff right couples then. I guess it's time that you hear about gay stuff and watch the gay people do it and that was what was so monumental about this. When it came out was that there had been nothing like it. There have been nothing gay characters certainly not central characters in anything much less the whole of any pieces and and.
"jim parsons" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Be nominated for anything. It's really a concerted effort. I put a lot of work into nine being nominated for things. Because you know and that's my choice. That's my choice great. Yeah thank you for reminding me this poster on my english teachers wall in high school. It says nothing. you'll hit it. Yes yes anyone takes wisdom away from today. It's that that's what you should do. That's the philosophy it's worked for. Jim parsons and for conan o'brien You know it was so funny is that you're and i think about this a lot as sheldon. You're so funny that character so funny in a unique way everybody uses sarcasm. These days everybody use use his attitude and is complete inability to pick up on that made for just great comedy. I thought he had a certain way of never knowing exactly the impact he was actually having on any situation. Good or bad you know if if he did something really heartfelt for somebody nine times out of ten it was accident. All you know right very early on. They have episode where keighley's character penny needed money and nobody had any to give her. She didn't know what to do and without prompting sheldon offers her this money. He's been keeping and it's very sweet but he goes out of his way to to make her understand that like this is money. I'm saving. I'm not using and if you need it it's just a transfer of of digits really. Yes yeah i'm not. I don't i don't feel like i'm doing anyone a favor. There's just no. And i think that you're right. I think that is unique to see and it definitely was one of the main ways in which that character was so enjoyable to play as long as he was. You know but. I also like when you think about it. It's a philosophy. I have actually agree. With which is most people do a kind act to feel the the feeling. You're getting something from it you know. There's no such there's no such thing as altruism so there's something really pure about someone saying that you have to understand. This is money i have. I have no use for transferring. It to you who does have a use right and that makes sense because there's a use vacuum ryan it's going to you now and a way that's pure than hey look at me i'm gonna completely and you know look to my in my own way. It's not something. I'm able to fully share with him even the things that i give to. Or whatever privately with no pictures or any postings about it even those. I'm doing it. Because it's something i care about. That does give me a feeling of satisfaction of knowing. I'm part of the part of the group. That's helping keep this thing going whether it's a you know a a radio station or whatever it is but it is not it. There's still a transaction going on. I don't i don't you know know it's why i get uncomfortable if they say Conan hold this koala because we wanted to be in an airport. We need to save the koalas and first of all. I hate jerry. Anti very anti well. And i spent a lot of my money trying.
"jim parsons" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Thing in many ways and then there is part of me. That doesn't comfortable with it. Still that still doesn't fully get it. Except i don't know i don't know what word to put on. It is just. Maybe you feel this way to you because it was later in life like there was so much formative time spent not being known that. I still think i should be able to go to a mall and now that we have to wear masks everywhere. I can no Like say there is a bright side but there is that part of me that that really expects that you know. I mean for me How old were you when people knew who you were. I was thirty overnight. Was fun was what i missed. Then was i could make people laugh and they would have no idea who i was and i used to really love that because i was just this guy who they didn't know and if i really got them laughing whoever they were was the waiter whatever it it felt really special and you know now i still try and make them laugh but if they do laugh i think well how how much getting extra credit and i always make it clear beforehand. The tip really depends on how much laugh. So that's Well i understand that though. Because i used to. I used to enjoy auditioning as a relative unknown like i i loved. I mean i guess it was playing the underdog. Basically you know going in the room. And they're like okay. who are they. And then knowing that you did a good job and seeing it on their faces and just tripled surprise like who the hell is that you know. And and that's not to say that i couldn't surprise good or bad and then audition these days we even when you know me but it's not the same. There was a story that i always. I always remember that. Lorne michaels Told me start live. Which is he said. He knew chevy chase before he was famous because they they picked him To be on the show but he hadn't been on the show yet and said chevy used to do these outrageous things when he was just a civilian unf- not famous sicilian and one of them was when they would go to a restaurant where they gave you a hot towel. They would give him the hot towel and chevy would put it on his face and then scream and flip over backwards and ride on the floor as if you've been horribly scalded and people in the restaurant used to laugh and then lauren saw chased get famous overnight literally october november december of nineteen. Seventy five chef. Who would go to a restaurant. And who do the same thing and people would go. Who isn't that sad. well like. Oh look who needs more attention and and you know i just. I always thought that was very interesting. But it's so interesting that you said the red carpet stuff. That always makes me incredibly self-conscious and like i feel like a phony and i. I never really enjoyed award shows. Which is why. I've gone out of my way not to.
"jim parsons" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Agreed to do this. Podcast what if what. If normally you'd be like i'm not to talk to conan talk to. I guess i'll go and he's stupid show but it won't you a podcast now. Suddenly you're like yeah. I lost that game show. And i really. I won't read any of the articles about the people and god bless him. I feel for them that it's been lingering or that it's had longer. They've already spot longer-lasting. Because as soon as i do it all have everything they talk about mean. I'll yes yup. Yup i can't. I just can't even go down that road. I have to keep walking along and pretending like none of this happened in a weird way. I feel kinship about you in certain areas And i feel it strongly and you can tell me if it resonates with you or if it doesn't and this is why i think we could be friends We're both late bloomers. You have often described yourself as a late bloomer. And i don't think i've yet to bloom and i'm i'm much older than you and i'm still waiting. I don't think i've i mean i'm still waiting on puberty but you you and i something i actually think it's something that comes in handy because i've i've heard you talk a little bit about how things came to you later. I mean first of all you lived for a long time Was it in houston. Where did you grew up in houston and houston and you stayed there for a long time. He i got i left. Houston to go to grad school. When i was twenty. I guess i was twenty twenty six but i didn't know why it took me a long time to figure out how the next step was going to happen. Three and a half four years from graduating there to going to grad school. I don't know. I just felt very slow looking back on it but i couldn't have done it any other way i would have been. I would have been. Ill prepared just taking like the tv show. Big bang is an example. I feel like anytime much sooner than when it happened for me which was thirty three. I don't think i would have been able to do it as well. And i don't know i don't know it's not that i think i would have gotten free. Well maybe i would have gotten freaked out. I don't know it's really hard to explain. But you know that if you're a late bloomer it's like you can't all you're going down the road you're going down at the rates are going down it. Yeah what i can relate to is always constantly thinking. Why is everybody so far ahead of me that that's how it always felt me anyway. He always felt. I got tall. Very late i mean really was almost like i was exposed to radiation no banner and i suddenly. I don't really think i grew into my body. I mean i'm still waiting on that. I had to be in my early twenties to really feel start to feel like. Yeah okay. i'm six four. And now i know how to move is essential for four-inch person. I mean i could be an extrovert but it could also be very shy. It's the it's the flip side. And i know that you had that to your very shy growing up wait. It's funny as soon as you said this about getting tall late i was like well. I was always tall. Because i kind of hated it because all my friends were shorter than me and i. I stooped down to talk to them. And just because i didn't want to be sticking out and the only thing i can think of offhand is like you're getting tall late in life and therefore having to adjust to it later in life is sort of similar to if you were grew up when i did and just being me just being gay later on you know i was in my twenties before i owned a very central part of myself and i think that does i think that's all ties in with with late blooming and taking a little bit longer ownership of who you are right when you say it took a while to have ownership over. It felt like you knew that you weren't really able to admit to yourself or really come to full understanding yourself of of being gay i was in. I feel like it was in layers. The first layer would have been a self acceptance and for me that was later than it seems to be for most kids. These days i was you know. Nineteen twenty s when i really started to realize it to myself and once once it was clear to me. That wasn't too hard. Because i knew there was no i liked it. I was like if i. If i let myself indulge in this i i will enjoy. I can see relationships in color now. I can see romance in color. If that felt free. I feel like the hard part was deciding how i could be a successful actor and be gay. How could i portray all sorts of different parts and not portray all of them as gay or something like that and i think everybody has something. They're struggling with no matter. What but i don't think most straight actors straight male actors will they don't they. They're not thinking about that. Obviously not worried about coming off as straight on most of them maybe who knows but and so that took a while. And i've told this story before. I really i was. I was lucky enough to have. Somebody cast me in a role that i had to do. Drag for these charles. Bush plays and it was. It was one of the most important experiences an actor that i ever had. Because i didn't have to appear straight. I only had to play this part and with that pressure taken off. It was kind of experience that sort of like self realizing that you're gay. You're like oh. I can't go back now that i know what it is to be on stage and again ship word comes up now. I know what it is to own everything about this and not hiding anything. I'm just doing it. there's really. I can't go back to the old way which is not was a straight shot to me being a good actor but but but it was. It was a big step on the road to me like it's not easy to grow up feeling. I don't want to say inadequate but sure of where or how you fit in But you're gifted with something. When you grow up that way. Which is i think compassion and sensitivity. So i think i understand. I think there is something that has probably served you. Well you say it's your mom assisting on manners but it's also growing up slowly and maybe not feeling completely secure as you grow up about where you belong gifts you with this perspective and ability to handle fame hits and that was not just any kind of fame i mean big bang was a phenomenon and just a massive hit and suddenly you have to deal with being famous. How did you handle that. I guess i'm still handling it. I don't know you always has still feels like just a byproduct of the real point like northside heart of the real point. Which is i enjoy acting. I enjoy you know. Playing characters telling stories. And i don't remember wanting to be famous. I remember saying i was very young. I wanted to be a movie star. But i don't think that was like a red carpet. Wish feeling that was literally. When i was seeing reflected to me from the screener from my television i wanted to be part of that but there is that component to it. I don't know. I can't imagine having having zero interest in it in finding yourself well known. Suddenly although i'm sure it happens i don't know i don't feel i'm fine with it. It's it's a beautiful thing in many ways and then there is part of me. That doesn't comfortable with it. Still that still doesn't fully get it. Except i don't know i don't know.
"jim parsons" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"A second before we get started. And i didn't get a chance to to thank you for doing this. You are a very talented Gentleman you're also just a lovely person. You really are had firsthand encounters with you many times over the years and have always been incredibly nice. I want to get the word out. Well that's very good to hear. But i mean most of that's just the way i was raised. I was told that you were supposed to be nice to people when you went in to work with them. And it's not to say that. I don't mean it sincerely my being nice and kind. Jim all have gotten from issue is signal so far. i'm getting. this is what. I'm getting to be quite honest. I'm kind mike. Kindness towards you beaten into me as a child and Does not in any way. Reflect how i may actually feel about you as a person based on my own experience. I think more than anything. I can't explain everything else. That's happened up until this point but at this specific moment. I think this is obviously me because obviously deflecting anything hinting towards a compliment and having you know give credit. She has of credit i. I'm not saying she doesn't but you're right. God damn it. I'm i'm a nice person on my own. Yes this is the therapy breakthrough. I've been looking for with jim. Parsons all this time. You are a very nice person. I don't think fame ever has gone to your head In any way. I shared a lot with you. On warner brothers for many many years. Why you guys are doing big bang. Saw no change in your personality. Despite massive success. I will point out that your cast mates lost their minds. All of them cocaine and new maserati every day. It was just horrifying to watch their behavior exotic animals they bought. They all had tigers on a leash. But you you nothing. No change to be honest. You're all you're all lovely people now. It's an interesting. It's interesting to think about our show because like the whole time we did our run. We were always asked me who what kind of funny things happen on the set. And whatever and certainly wasn't that nothing amusing happen because we were people and funny things happen but the reason we were able to stay on the air for twelve years or one of the reasons was that everybody was very professional. And for the most part levelheaded. You know what i mean. It's like yeah it actually. Wasn't that exciting in that way. And thank god or they wouldn't have gone. You know two seasons right. You could have had either twelve seasons of all of you being professionals and not coming away with a lot of fantastic behind the scenes. Show business stories or you could have had three seasons but fantastic story. That's right now. All of you just behaving like roman emperors who have been parlay into reality series order to pay rent. So you know exactly. Yeah so it all worked out. Let me start with first of all. I know that you had covid. You got covid. How long ago did you get it. We were very early on. I want to save march. Thirteen fourteen was when todd. I started coughing and then within a couple of days i did. It took us a very long while to figure out. That's what it was partly because it was so early and still symptoms are being described and testing wasn't widely available and and who the hell wanted to go to any medical facilities that point even if you want to write wanted to test but it was also that time of year in the getting into spring when we've both been known to have allergy problems and stuff so it was kind of weird but once we had some chest. I had a fever. I really believe we had it and todd still on the fence about it and then we started feeling better about two weeks into it and that was when we noticed we had completely lost our sense of smell and taste and it was like That was it. what's that like. I've never lost my different times. When i wish i had no sense. Yes but just junk. Actually that was literally the this is kind of gross to say but that was literally only benefit to it was that there was nothing.
"jim parsons" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"But anyway in the same room with us and then Doctor kevorkian would leave. Had getting his fan and it goes take people to the other side and then We'd move on. And then we do the ads and that would be the show but now because of quarantine and zoom and everybody being in different locations. It's gotten very complicated. has it not sonal. It has like right now. We're at largo. Which is where you shoot your show right largo theater in west hollywood right and it's not the ideal setting because it's the opposite of soundproof. It is a building with paper thin walls on the boulevard. I swear to god you hear everything you hear everything. We have to keep waiting while if a butterfly passes outside the studio we have story. We have to stop and then go again. 'cause the butterflies always crashing into trash cans in the alley and knocking them over. It's just a very loud and and you know jim. Parsons is coming to us from. I don't even know where he's coming to us from new york. Yeah in new so jim. Parsons is in new york. We're in an abandoned theater on lafayette boulevard with paper. Thin walls just massive holes in the walls. People leaning in bystanders construction project people can just lean in and look at what the crane is doing. And you're in a separate room right sonal. See you're on stage right now right now. I am in one of the dressing rooms. And i think i'm being quieter than usual because i'm worried. If i speak loudly you will hear me from the dressing room. That would be a problem for the engineers and matt gory. Of course you are at home right. Yeah yes in pasadena. So you're comfortable anyway. You didn't have to move. He's comfortable that's true. Yeah trust me. It's always clear who puts this thing together. Matt says well. I think i'll be at home and then conan. Why don't you go to the fire trap on las vegas. I'm no dummy and now you're not you're not at all no one ever said you were a dummy but it's been very. It's very complicated. I'm not complaining. We have to like no wait a minute. You are planning planning your plan complaining especially. I shouldn't be complaining because we're lucky. We're lucky everybody's doing a good job making this thing work. And it's been difficult because there's a pandemic and everybody's using the internet everybody's zooming everybody right. Now so the traffic's heavy those other teams i think ours zooms should take precedence over other. I wish there was a way that zoom could tell like Okay these people are having a meeting to decide what the new font on their brochures should be way. I we send said. Conan o'brien needs a friend is using this line. Let's shut everything else down. You're talking about like a one percenter zoom or like four seasons. Yes i wanna. I wanna exactly. I want the exact. This is the worst time to introduce this idea one. Yes it's called the elitist zoom. I wanna be in a special elitist zoom where even if medical professionals are trying to have a contest on how to say see. I'm doing a podcast. They all get the cdc's like we may have a cure. Really what is it. Well if you take and all the sudden everything gets scrambled. I'm talking to another armenian hero. Car dashiell come on those are the armenian heroes. The kardashians share and doctor kevorkian k. I can't even argue with you because yogurt and now i'm obsessed you. Hey that's nice. Yeah working of comedy okay. No but anyway. I am not complaining and i. I'm kidding of course when i say that we should have special preferential treatment on our zooms and On our broad then now he's not now these moments of perspective last for about thirty seconds. You can tell. I don't really feel them when i know but but really we're like everyone else and humbly submit no. That's i think this podcast is saving lives. Oh what just heard. I probably didn't bleed over. But i just heard a It sounded like a a motorcycle. Yeah i heard that too made of garbage can lead sir. Go by outside on the street and i got distracted. That's where we're doing the show. We will get back to normal times. I know we will. My prediction is the election will happen tomorrow and america will instantly return to normal. Jeez hi i'm an idiot. Welcome to conan. O'brien says things that are not true. Okay well we need to get to it today. We have a terrific guest. He is of course. Say four time emmy award winning actor. And i'd say of course because i look at this man and i think i bet you he's got four emmy awards and guess what i'm always right. He's he played Sheldon cooper on the hit. Cbs series the big bang theory. Now you can see him in the net flicks movie the boys in the band and very excited to talk to him today. He's a scholar and a gentleman. Jim parsons welcome jim. Sometimes i get to talk to a guest for.
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"jim parsons" Discussed on David Tennant Does a Podcast With…
"It's a curious time this no real work going on but maybe that will work in its favor because. Why I don't know why I'd be making up to understand why it's just that it's such an extraordinary moment in the world in general maybe that will couple with this moment of realization I feel more. To use the parlance awoken awoke awakened suddenly in a way that I would assume that I had been before I I don't know. I don't know why the confidence of everything in the world but something about the latest this the George Floyd video releasing to make I felt it. There was an extra sense of fuck this anoff. I, don't know the answers. I don't even know how to play a role in helping but. Something's changed something's changed and I think it will change I do will change an industry I think, oh, it's it and I don't mean this in I don't mean to sound callous. So much of this is about power and money I mean look I think colorblind casting and making sure we're telling the stories of people who stories haven't been told all that is of course crucial and important but to. Try and do that simply through the way everything is right now we'll never get us any further or I won't get as much further it. It's the people who stories need to be told need to have their literal representatives in the biggest seats of power I'm not selling anybody how to do that but it's just how I feel about it. We need to see more people of Color in the executive positions of different places and I need not to be quite as oh, there's a black person in the room when I go into a pitch meeting as I and I don't. I. Hope I don't even get in trouble for that in this world I don't know only need to be taken. Wrong but that's how I know things have to change because that is still a thing. It's still remarkable at times at least to see a person of color in in a multitude of positions of power, and that's not that's why we're still in the Shitter as far as I'm concerned. AM. I. Do want I want to? Tokyo. Told you got married in two thousand seventeen how'd you meet? We were set up on a blind date in two thousand. Two I've been in New York for a year and my good friend from Grad School Tammy. She was close friends through their husbands actually to the woman who was todd boss at his agency. and. I was lonely and he was lonely and so they scheduled for us to meet and Really worked immediately, it really did to the whole Big Bang theory journey that changed your life a you know a. Completely reimagined what your life could be that he's been on that whole issue the yeah, and there's no you know if there's two things I'm grateful for it's the number one that kind of success hitting later in life for me because I had been through a lot of other things already and the other huge one, and probably the biggest one is. To have already fallen in love to have a partner in this going forward I think that I think it's always been harder. I worked. Obviously, for many years, I worked with Kaley Cocoa who was twenty mommy shot the pilot. and. And I always felt she's happy and successful and married to a great guy but watching her as a young woman dating people. Without even knowing what was going on or not going on with her I thought that's gotta be really hard I. think that would have been hard for me to I think it's a difficult thing to lose your. Anonymity isn't it to change. It changes how strangers react to you. Your partner to have that nailed down before you go into that exactly and their expectations of what you're going to bring into the relationship like well with them comes maybe some baggage may be some notoriety maybe some picture taking of I don't know you know. It's just it's just more hurdles to get through of getting to know somebody you know figure out who they really are when I you talking about your life with told you you you describe it as a very normal life together you really relish the normality of yes but as a as such, a recognizable human easy is it to have a a boringly normal life? Surprisingly easy. I, mean one of the things is we run very lean machine as far as a home life goes like we're not. We're not a celebrity couple who has any assistance or people run around the house working with it's just us and the two dogs and so. You, know anytime we've looked at an apartment or house or whatever something the laundry always comes up and I remember specific realtor saying, yes laundries in the garage, but you won't be doing it anyway and I was like, what do you think going to do it? We do not have what people assume is going on, but it's really the opposite. So I think that's helped I mean both of us grew up with such A. Stable home life. Thank God. You know parents that stayed together and love each other and. And we kind of just no other way than. To. Make it work both in day to day basis and kind of the relationship wise too. You know highs and lows or whatever I what just what it is to lift with somebody. Yeah. So what do you still have left to do? Either an individual or as a couple what's the? I don't know. I really don't know again this is kind of back to the existential question that I was trying to ask myself before the whole world started asking but bitches like. We've all been granted this moment of pause and I don't know who could fight hard enough to distract themselves to not take some level of look at like where I am what's going on. What do I really want to do next I'm excited about it but I'm not exactly sure what to be excited about yet because I don't know what world we're walking back into. I read something that said when. We're about to walk into twenty thirty basically, and a lot of the change is that would've slowly happened from here until twenty thirty, we'll be accelerated and it was a whole long piece. I didn't I'm not smart enough to regurgitate here but I thought I have that kind of know what you're saying in my heart I feel a sense of that like..
"jim parsons" Discussed on David Tennant Does a Podcast With…
"Much of a struggle was it I mean, how often were you doing other jobs? Not that often I am I was really fortunate when I got out of Grad School I got cast within a few weeks in an off Broadway play which didn't I pay enough to pay rent. So it wasn't wasn't fortunate in that way, but it was crucial for me in that. I was a working actor meeting, other working individuals as soon as I landed there and I think it's one of the biggest one of the big reasons why I have such a love for new. York as it was it's just. It's just in my DNA now even from just that moment. But you know I spent a Lotta time on unemployment and I did I was working another job. It was this fabric store called hateful construction and I was working there a few times a week and that was the that was the. Only job I took months. I graduated from Grad School that was not acting, but you because you chosen to move to New York to become an actor rather than Los Angeles. So you additioning in New, York but then you would you would also do pilots season which was yes. Would you go to L. A. Today policies or did? I would do it from New York on tape and I actually got to pilots from New York on tape which shocked me I thought every time I taped a pilot audition in New York I thought these are going to a trash bin somewhere, and then this summer I got Big Bang I actually had spent out in la though and identify room for that and so. I don't know if that made a difference or not. Glad to be there for them I've heard you say that you when you read that script, you knew that that was a part you could use nail. Yes. Is that something that you would often feel about things or is it was that squeeze it quite unique I wouldn't say was, but it was a calling card of mine as an actor to myself which was that I can I would read a script and I would frequently know when the character that. I would be suited to play was suddenly talking okay. After a while not like with one word or something but like I just get through a couple of seasons ago, that guy could play and I always had a way of wording it which was that I may not get it. There's plenty of ways to go about things I should be in the final five. That's how I always said it was like it I should be in the final five of this. When you if you knew when something suits you will you then avoid something that doesn't or do you can go now I I, I'll make it. That's a tough question but I think my response I'm thinking is that I that's what I would need to be invited. and. Okay and Hollywood was like that for me with with Ryan Murphy I I. Knew that I, had it in me somewhere inside to play a darker character Orumieh not even dark all is but like Really, Roy Cohn ask in his. Nasty. evilness at times and that was the role that I would love to play and and I knew that. But I don't know if I would have read the script and said, oh I should be in the final five for Henry Wilson but Ryan said I could Ryan said I should and therefore. And did you know? Yes, he's a pretty monstrous kind of old school for Ya agent and he has this. He wields great star making power which he also abuses for his sexual sensual. Gratification. Are. Is there a catharsis in playing someone with no moral compass? Is there? Is there a kind of? Yes Liberation to that Oh utter complete I. You know there were two things about this part, which was number one, the lengthy makeup process, which which is funny to me because. I I keep saying no one would look at that and go who is that that's not no. I. Had a friend who says she has it's like you were shot through a spider creepy filter and I said that's a really good way of putting it. But but between going through that two and a half hour process every day and changing my eye color from blue to Brown from putting in those teeth. Just the different hairline and stuff it was. It was very freeing to me. It goes back to what you're talking about with noises off and the Charles Busch stuff, right? I. Had no fear that this vile anyone was going to confuse the feelings of this vile character from my own and so I was free to embrace them completely and make them my own and and once I did that it was I felt like a kid in a candy store I really did I loved saying some of the horrible things I said, yes. It also requires quite lack of vanity doesn't. Particularly thinking of the the dance of the seven veils that you did. To An unresponsive row cuts and I mean that. For senior again is that what you're saying there's a real liberation a joy in that or D-. Do you need a stiff gender dosing like I didn't end up needing my version of a stiff JEN ended up being homework on it because when I first read it. And I I saw down to his last two veils. I thought Mother Fucker. Ryan promised me that only people twenty seven years old and younger would be showing that much flesh. So that's my I. It's very naked show. Yeah I didn't have any of that. Thank you. But then I started going into. I don't know who I knew who is door Dunkin is but I didn't know how what does that mean to want to emulate dancing by her any one thing led to another and I started I say doing my homework and looking at it and moving around my apartment in that way. And that's when it started to get really fun not because I was enjoying my own moves but because I was loving the fact that this character that we've seen in this vile power-hungry gay but really cheese Mo like fuck you way his his spirit animal was this diva of a dancer this joyous sexual and that line they put in shut the fuck up I'm dancing it was like, yeah, this is my moment bitches I am I am beautiful and. That, really worked for me and I knew that I didn't have to be a good dancer and I certainly didn't have to look beautiful I just had to know that Henry felt that way that I that was really fun. It's a fantastic series. That's a real sort of love letter to. Two movies and at the same time exposing home miserably, the industry has treated issues particularly on race in about sexuality. And it's a whole big sort of water you wall Hollywood hides dared to be progressive in the forties I find I've removing actually because of miserably far away from -ality. We still are I agree and an even since that series has been released, of course with the terrible stuff that's happened with George, Floyd on the black lives matter movement where do you think our industry is out with that? Do you think we've? Point I think. While, yeah, I think we were getting better I. Don't think we're getting better enough obviously. Yeah and not quick enough and I think we've hit a tipping point and I don't know exactly where it's going to land..
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"We didn't have cell phones, take pictures and stuff Thank you, Jesus. You know. Yes. They were normal they were normal but normal doesn't matter anymore. It doesn't seem to me you know or adulthood always matter things get taken out of context and. I don't know one one old image or whatever, and suddenly you find you're explaining. The reason you're allowed to walk the earth works. Yeah. Well, the culture of outrageous sue fierce knows now and the the the needs to bring dine anyone who may feel like they have the right to be. In front US yeah. Yeah. Of course. No I think it must be very difficult for I don't know the stars of sex education or whatever you know. horrendously young and beautiful and yet. Yes you're right camera phones everywhere you go when you when you should be allowed to be making some mistakes. Yeah or just hung is charges live. Yeah yeah quite. He Georgia hated of our best lockdown TV she's been The morning, show, Creek Craik Lada that. A lot of time relate the things, right? Yeah. My sleep bought for those moments when you're watching those endless shoes but people doing the host has never be needed out so many I like to have my wonderful ear buds from Moroccan she'll you know actually do the wireless ear buds from Rico on the very cool becoming a nice. So to blue egg. And there are various. Various that glazing and and they mean that neither of US need to be disturbed overhearing what the other is listening to. You see on February at the good thing about them, I've become the whole set of different. In your sizes. So I've got one on small one on beg my ear logs I mean, that's too much information. mugs are re-regular. Yeah. But.
"jim parsons" Discussed on David Tennant Does a Podcast With…
"You're unable to rejoin is being because you were previously removed by the host Oh man I mean. We live in where you have a second chance. That is brutal and its finality isn't it? Really hips I'm sorry. Do. You see me they are. Thank you. Thank you. Done had hello. I'm very very touch that you said yesterday. Thank you I'm glad to be here. I told you I started listening once I knew that I was going to do it wonderful. You somehow set the table for a really nice conversation with people. That's always the first time for it to go. Wrong. Well, it's true. It could be the guests fall. Hello. David tennant does pull asked with. Jim Parsons. I've noticed that in the podcast I'm always interested to see. Somebody's going to say their name like Whoopie, Goldberg was very like I can't say there was an enthusiasm behind it or whatever. There was an exclamation point when she said it, that's true. The was an I can. I can hear as you say that, but there was also a kind of what we go Berg the fuck. Absolutely it was kind. Of I am allowed to be here. I do it's interesting. Isn't it? How we say I never feel particularly comfortable voicing my own I don't either feels awkward and Clumsy Mike could not agree more and we've had to do it in our profession a lot like in a in a much more formal repetitively formal way than I think most other occupations would ever understand constantly getting in front of the camera saying. Jim Parsons six to reading for the role of whatever yeah. Yeah or some version of that slating ourselves I think we call a Dukan different there. We would understand what that meant certainly. I don't even go to town for it. Your bet you. Americans. Are Better at having terms for things like that. So I think it's true. Yeah. We were just just stay CNN CNN gives your agent's name. Well, I would prefer that actually I don't like I. Don't like that it's got its own name to be honest with you. It seems like such an informal. Silly little thing that it doesn't deserve its own title that may be true. Did you ever do those with would make you hold up they wouldn't even get you to say it did not hold up a call with your name on it, let your PA of war. Well but back to our point about having to say your own name as if you're going to get that wrong in some way, I don't mispronounce but like give the wrong message like that's not a good. Don't trust them right at down but you're right this preserve war. That's amazing. It's not a good look for anyone. Is it? No no, but if you remember the old polaroid's Every solar royds. On said, it was always polaroid's like costumes and makeup have like those huge binder rings a Hole Punch through the white part of the polaroid with all your different looks like a Rolodex every scene every seen the thing I've always wanted a see polaroid insisted on every big I. mean now it's all done on people's iphones the will of existed on every big movie. Why is there no a massive black market in Polaroid's of out And I agree. Father Three or? Go well and not only that but it's not just like it's not just a behind the scenes look I would say a majority and if not a majority at least fifty percent of actors are complete Jackass goof-balls anytime they get a continuity picture taken, and so you get some really sometimes tragic especially your own I if you feel that way about yourself but some. Real gold from these pictures of people like people like Al. Pacino. Whatever pulling some facially what would he ever do that but it sounds that continuity shot and they're all. Gathering dust in some I guess you have ladies in. burned. You know yeah. Oh no somebody's or cabin. We just think that there'd be a thriving market for that kind of memorabilia. Will I mean I don't know that everybody knows outside of our industry and maybe Do the type of they do. Now you know we might have opened the floodgates and I hope. So yeah, I don't have that many of me because they transitioned by the time I was doing it. Yes, it's it no longer exists but I remember very vividly one of my first big TV jobs I remember I did exactly that on every polaroid, and again, this goes back to one zone. Once own sense of self ones on feeling that you have a right to be there on every polaroid I felt the need to sort of pull some goofy face lock. Until about a month in the makeup design who's quite astound. Lady went this I'm a professional doing my job and you're allowing me to do my job and I really really properly told off. Yeah and I suddenly felt like a five year old schoolboy and an ever since you. Oh I got. I. Don't. I. Don't respond well to being scolded know how does it make you go the does it make you punch back or does it make you with her no I mean much later like Going over it in bed at night going God. Wish I said like you know what I'm trying to make the world a better place how you know but at the time. At the time no. I just want to crawl away I. Just I don't I. Don't I think I know that I have a fear of authority. It's a real thing I mean I'm conscious of it. So I try not to let it get in my way but in all honesty I mean that's what that stems from to take. This looks serious with the. Story. That is true I know that's what it's about. It's again I because I would agree with her to a degree you are professional. She was right. That's why are you are the authority in this moment and so I'm kind of having fun I can because I i. don't know. Everything I'm doing to let her do whatever she needs to do to get her picture whatever and you're in her hands, and then to find that you've misbehaved in that moment the Info. It's bad feeling and it was the first time. I tried like a like a like a decent role in a big TV show. Now is like number three. I thought Oh this is a no this is fine. I can do this I'm sure sure I can give Ryan, and in that it was like now not only do you get wrong you don't deserve to be here. Go back to pay Ola Bola, how old were you? Owe Thirty. Early Thirties. So you and I both I guess then. Were later in being. In, the kind of work that you would eat recognized for. Working with honest to God constant professionals all the time not not kind of rotating and now I do a commercial here and there and back in the garage doing whatever which is fine. I don't a great time doing that. But yeah yes. Probably actually not dissimilar. What Age were you when Big Bang theory happened when Big Bang started I was thirty three, right? I was probably thirty three I considered that I still consider that's been a real blessing for me that it might trajectory happen the way it did they did it didn't happen to you when you're eighteen time wise yes. Yeah. Mean I wouldn't able to handle on thing. No I. was I was a late bloomer in some ways not that I was ever irresponsible to the well. But you know I like I wasn't a tragic case or whatever. But But I, would have known how to compute all this kind of stuff at all right even just being on set in that kind of pressured environment or I would have made it very pressured for myself. I know I would have now what on what to do never mind any Public recognition. Yeah. God I've talked about this before but the amount of things that I know I got to do in life and I'm not going into them here that were no one cared about you know not only did no one know who I was..
"jim parsons" Discussed on The Big Ticket with Marc Malkin
"That has Ryan Assi a rockets walking carpet. It's really incredible, and then we get to see Jim Parsons. Salamat. I'll Yes oh, yes, I danced in it. That's true. Danced your savage verizon. It was more fun than I thought. It would be very scared about it when I first saw it in the script, and not the dance because I knew Henry wasn't supposed to be a dancer, so there was like to be regulated. Breakdown when it said down to his last two or three veils I think I was playing. One of those characters in this I thought that the young people had to show their ass. What happens you? Didn't sign up for this. I mean I didn't go to the gym long enough before and I just didn't sign up for it but anyway it was it was it ended up being censored. Joy in a couple of levels number one I am dance curious? I like to say I I. Sent. Being. There's a dancer inside me I know that again, not maybe not a good one, but something that is. A form of expression. I can feel that ruling. So researching Isadora Duncan aspect of it as much as I could, and and just starting to move in a way that I was hearing about and seeing other dancers dance like her at times That was enjoyable to me and the more I did that the more I started. I've loved the aspect of added this character this this diametrically opposed need of his desire of his. With anything else, you'd seen onscreen about him or how he looked in real life. And by the way, I don't think this I don't think. It's true I. Didn't read about that biography. I think this is. This is for the sake of good show. But for the essay, it added this as I. Love the idea that suddenly I was playing a character who? Who his spirit animal was Duncan and when he emulated that and opened up to that he felt beautiful, and he's still like. A diva you know I mean they had that line in their? Shut the fuck up. I'm dancing and it's like yes, it is the door Dunkin dances, or in this case, Henry, Wilson People Listen and whatever. And I thought that's that's really fascinating to me and. What it change getting literally some, there's always in my head. After that you know, I could be hung dancing in my something. Veil the hell. Am I doing this meeting? You know it's. Not a secret. Feel like your prime suspect for? Dragon celebrity drag race. Fleet. Well,.
'Big Bang Theory': Why Jim Parsons Walked Away From One of TV's Biggest Hits
"About. Density, the nearly fourteen billion smash hit big bang theory, will air its final episode tonight. But you know why the show is winding down. The main star of the show, Jim Parsons, who plays the role of Sheldon Cooper, actually. Is ready to, to, to stop the show. He was previously rumored to be behind the decision to not return beyond season twelve while the show is an ensemble class Parsons character is the most well known and beloved and is usually the brunt of jokes or is the focal point of whatever major plops going on because he's the most complex of the characters, we don't know if he's got ADHD. We don't know if he's got some form of autism, you know alway no if said he's not crazy because his mother had him tested. We know he's hyper intelligent. We know he's a bit arrogance but he is capable of feelings. Because we've seen his character developed from neurotic to romantic. With Amy Farah Falah is onscreen love. The forty six year old actor has won several EMMY awards for his portrayal and did you know he had a massively successive Broadway successful, Broadway career? I didn't know he was forty six this. I thought he was younger than that. But that's why he was hired to play this role because he looks a lot younger than he is speaking to the Hollywood reporter Parsons explained that he didn't want to play the part anymore. Ironically, he is the only member of the cast that will stay in the big bang theory. Ecosystem, thanks to his voice over will role in the prequel, spin off young Sheldon. The star wears many hats, including a producer of the Netflix series special. In addition, he'll reprise his Broadway role and the network adept of the boys in the band. Now, boys in the band, was a revival that Jim Parsons, had a big role in bringing back of a Broadway show. It was the first Broadway show about homosexuality. And this the boys in the band, and they're all in the closet, and they're all talking about. An deals with all that. And then, before that, didn't he star in rent, I thought he starred in the musical rent might have been a Broadway. Not the movie, the Broadway production of rent I thought that was where he made his bones, Jim Parsons, so. And the boys in the band was written in the late sixties early seventy s. Yeah. Yeah. And it was monumental, but I don't know that it was huge and his revival. I think is was huge. So serious creator Chuck Laurie explained that he considered moving this show forward without Sheldon. But ultimately decided not to Laurie previously found himself in that position when Charlie Sheen was fired from two and a half men. Another of his shows he was ultimately replaced by Ashton Kutcher and the show continued for a little while longer before taking its final bow. But it was one of those jumped the shark moments for that show when he was gone, all of a sudden, the focal point was gone. So this that what is your favorite? Is there a favorite big band theory episode, or maybe catch phrase, or maybe, you know, there's so many, I, I, I don't know it would be difficult for me to I think my favorite was when Sheldon decided he was going to interact with everyone virtually. So he created a virtual device. Nice of a of a monitor attached to a robot. Yeah. And had a had a shirt hanging on it. And that's what he was going to do it wasn't going to interact with people at all. And I think that was some of the most clever jokes. They have come up with on that program. So I have to. All right. Mrs Mike and the love canon, my producer when they won the costume contest of the comic book shop. Yes, I love that episodes that, that went right into my brain that, that was because Kaley CoCo is dressed, as wonder woman. Yeah. And. Very accurately. And I you know she kept putting on the brunette wagon I was like now leaving the wig off. You make a great blonde wonder woman. So I had that those right. Yeah. Second one was weighing. Leonard was dating Raja's sister. Yeah. And the roommate agreement fight the roommate agreement fight, and when she got Sheldon because she was a lawyer. Yes, that was brilliant. And we certainly have seen all of the characters evolve. I mean rise, the, their friends, the astrophysicist went from beings in completely incapable of talking to women unless he was stoned drunk. Yes. To actually having relationships and we've seen a penny Kaley. Coco's character go from a flighty airhead blonde to someone who really has character in his out there, working as a drug rep we've seen all three we've seen Howard Walla wits go from being a creep, a complete odd to creep to actual pal. Being palatable now and then Leonard we've seen him grow from, from being a complete nerd to, to actually being the one. I think that is the deer in the whole ensemble cast, because he's the one that has has had to deal with Sheldon. He's been Sheldon's caretaker, at the same time he's had to do. Penny Kaley Coco's character and has done so successfully just by being himself, though, not by changing who he was because so many times, you tried to change who he was, and it didn't work, and then was started when he started to be himself, that's when it six. So that's why like that. Oh, there's a third one and it, it helps and we've seen all three of them involve themselves in romantic relationships of all form for that matter. Go ahead and there's the two that evolved football. Yes, there was the one where. Entered learn to watch the Rams brash game. Yeah. And then I jumped onto my chair when I realized the writers in messed up on one of the one of the things that was in that it was a minor mistake. But it was now being being a geek, I was like that's why you like this show because it's about you. And then the other one was whenever they were over at his house. Yeah. And the football game was on and Sheldon started breaking down place. Yes. Because his dad was a high school football coach. His dad was being high school football coach which led to Sheldon. And he was sitting there and he's just breaking that stuff down, that is that those were good and you know, what else they handled very, very well, because you never saw, and that was another thing that was very sometimes when you have a character you never see. But you hear it's solid gold. I'll give you an example, Tim Allen, and his neighbor that you never saw above the is okay, hi-de-ho neighbor that was solid gold a closet that Tim, Allen's character could go into and get solace. Howard wallets bother. You always heard off camera or offset, and you never saw her. You just heard all these outland outlandish descriptions of her and turns out, she was voiced by one of the script coordinators. She was a minor bit play. She wasn't an actress. But she just had that Brooklyn accent. And, and anyway, she in real life passed away of cancer. And when she passed away, they chose to eliminate the character, and so- Howard wallets his mother passed away. And I thought they handled that very thought. Oh my goodness. They really did that. Because we, we read that she had died during the hiatus. And then when the show kicked back up again, this is about three years ago, I guess, maybe three or four. And then they did the episode where his mother died on. She went on vacation and died, another how is comedy like this going to handle a debt and they handled it very well. They didn't do well on it, it was just she died wallow. It's his character had to go deal with it. And then that was, you know you didn't see him anymore, wallets woods for a little while. So that was handled very, very well. Now I've read I've read that something similar will happen tonight. I at least there were hints of it are they false leads probably when the final episode of Seinfeld was coming down? I think I read three or four all this is the script an exclusive look at the script, and none of them were right? None of them were even close. I do know each and every one of the actors normally they do not get to keep wardrobe or props. But each of them got to pick their own prop to keep. So Bernadette got to keep her glasses that she's always wearing even though she doesn't in real life wear glasses. Wallow. It's his character kept the Nintendo belt buckle that he wore in the very first episode. And, and each one got to keep something so that that's kind of cool to their own. Little memento from the show. Yeah. And then shell does not going anywhere because he's hinting that because he still voicing young Sheldon. There's we're going to see how far they're gonna take young Sheldon you know, because we know certain things about shell for instance. No big spoiler here. We know Sheldon's father eventually dies of a heart attack. You're looking at me. Like you didn't know. No, you're right. You're right. It's it's referred to unless they decide not to deal with it at all because they can do that as writers. But anyway, then one episode Sheldon is going on about his dad, and then, and then, unlike my dad because, again, his dad never shows up in the in the later episode, you never see his dad, and it's because he died of a heart attack. And at one point Sheldon, made the made the comment, you're going to like my dad and my heart explode when I'm forty six or whatever it was. It was. But anyway, so we know
Farewell, 'The Big Bang Theory'
"More than a decade on the air, the big bang theory ends tonight. Fox's Michelle Pollino. CBS sends off its most popular television comedy with a one hour series finale, the big bang theory, twelve year run after having scored some of the networks, highs rate, and turn it stars received some of Hollywood's highest salaries, this show starring Jim Parsons, Johnny lucky Kelly cocoa, Simon Helberg canal, Nihar, miam-, Bialik, and Melissa Rauch produce, two hundred seventy nine episodes filled with love penny. Laughter. Plenty of Star Trek from this Sheldon live long, and prosper, Leonard nimoy, and of course. Buzinga quotable Sheldon
CBS fall schedule: Here's how the network is moving on after 'Big Bang Theory,' Les Moonves
"About the big bang theory. And the wrapping up the show, and he promised to do some research on how much money obscene amounts of money, these actors in Hollywood are making well, and it was kind of interesting to read because they the main stars of the big bang theory were all making a million dollars episode, but they all took a pay cut. So that Melissa row and may Bialik both got a big raises because they were earning far less than that. Now, they both make a half million dollars per episode. The main stars that looks like they're making about nine hundred thousand dollars per episode. All right. So. The modern family did the same thing the Casta modern family, they negotiate as a cast not as individuals. Okay. Which is kind of interesting. So anyway, but as a result so that all that adds up to about two percent of the annual revenue the show the annual revenues about a billion dollars. And that's without streaming rights being sold yet. So all those stars are going to split still round twenty million dollars per year in syndication and don't forget, you know, Jim Parsons, the, you know, the guy who really was kind of the breakout star of the show they had that young Sheldon show now where he is the voice of that. So they're not hurt that way. No, no shows going away. You will see it streaming somewhere. I am sure. In the very near
Breaking Down 'Shazam!'
"Finds itself at an interesting inflection point. I would say I thought she was a very fun and entertaining movie, but it did not really feel like anything that had come in the DC universe before. And you kind of explain to me. What should I am is? And what it's trying to do. Sure. I mean, I kind of had the. To do the same thing after watching the movie because like right around the time the post credits scene with a evil Caterpillar happened. I was kinda like I've no idea what any of this stuff is. So thankfully, Mike does have a a piece on the ring dot com. A great website kind of breaking down the kind of Kazan origins. But yeah, he's he was actually originally called captain marvel and like in the movie there was like a wizard named 'schisms who gave him like all these superpowers. But when he sorta got folded into DC comics because marvel had its own captain marvel he then became Zam. But the whole spiel is basically the same thing like the wizards powers you activate it by saying Zam, and then I guess in the big conversion you just become buff, Zachary Levi. Yeah, I didn't even know buff Zachary Levi was going to be a thing that I would ever have to talk about. I can't say when I was watching Chuck ten years ago. That this ever crossed my mind that he would be a superhero, I think Tony Lee. This movie is pretty significantly different from superman vs Batman and the Justice league films and even wonder woman, which I thought was you know, is a very charming and obviously hugely successful movie. But there is a lightness in the tone, and it's not quite as operatic goofy. As was l-. You know, what did you make of the kind of movie that Sam was trying to be yet? No, I thought it was fun at kind of had like almost throwback Amblin entertainment coming of age vibe like something you'd see from like Amblin in like the eighties. But with the caveat that instead of a kid going on venture or something he can just become a superhero. But I thought it was a it was it was kind of an appropriate tone for for the kind of here that this guy is and I kind of like that, you know, a kid like a teenager becoming Kazan like he has like a bit of an aimlessness to him at the beginning. Like, there's not the sort of great power with great with great power comes great responsibility type speech. You just sorta has to learn things on the fly Yemen. One of the first things that the character does after he realizes his powers as he just goes to a convenience store in buys beer and candy. And you know, I it, you know, the movies clearly pitched as sort of what if big, but superhero, and it's very effective in showing us like maybe not with the real world ramifications would be because it's a little bit different in tone in the real world. But some of the like aspirations that you have as an adolescent, and the things that you wish you could do when you were thirteen sham does for the first hour of this movie, and the movie ultimately just becomes a story about like friendship and the way that we act bigger and older than we are. And what we can get away with in that time. And then it does turned into a little bit of a superhero movie. What did you make of the kind of balancing of those tones? Yeah. I mean, I think I did prefer sort of the the first half of the move. In that respect, as you know, there are so many superhero movies out there. And I think for the most part it's sorta gets derivative to when the movie gets the guy discovers his powers, you know, like Peter Parker, like scaling skyscrapers type of thing. But it was fun for Suzanne because it felt very like very genuine response. What if a fourteen year old kids suddenly had powers like, yeah? He would try to buy beer. He would go to script strip club in like beam about the chicken wings because this is a PG thirteen movie. You know, if he's in a world where superman Batman exists, and he doesn't really know. What to do is? You just if he can't find people to save is he just going to he's going to try to make cash and become a YouTube star. It was an interesting approach. But I think like I preferred that half of the movie versus like, the Mark strong shows up with seven CGI deadly sin, archetypes, or whatever. And it's time to punch him a lot. Yeah. I agree. I don't think part was active. It's funny because it feels like a movie like this, which is not exactly a reinvention. But is a is a reconsidering of what these kinds of movies can be still does arrive and its conclusion at the notion that needs to feature a lot of punching and a lot of fighting the bad guy. I'm curious to see if as we grow inside, the D C E U, I guess much like Zam. If they'll ever change the the the approach that they take having kind of the final showdown in the final forty five minutes of the movie that was also one of my struggles. Honestly with wonder woman, which I thought as I said was really clever and well made and then ultimately just turned into Diana fighting a demon monster who was played by David through Lous. What do you make of the decisions that DC is now making to singular is each of their movies? I mean, it's interesting because like, you know, they they did a pretty quick pivot from like fast-tracking their Justice league movie which end up being like relative to the expectations a bit of a bomb for them. Also, it didn't really track critically. But you know, they're kind of like making these films that have this very little interconnectivity like aquaman was only really playing the seeds for Auckland to and I guess a trench spinoff, which I could go on like a twenty minutes handed about the trench about the trend. Can't wait for the trench. And like kind of the same thing with wonder woman sequel in feels that way, which is. To you know, if it does well enough at the box office like affiliates just leading into sham two or maybe like a black atom movie, which is like a sham villain. That's supposed to be played by Dwayne Johnson. If you look at like the C projects that are in the air like a rebooted suicide squad, James Gunn, new bad movie. Perhaps a flash movie there's all these other projects like the one glaring omission is there are no plans to make like a Justice league to and not to say that would never happen again. But clearly like the D C you right now is content. Just kind of throwing stuff out there and seeing what resonates with audiences yet. If you look down there slate, we talked about this a little bit during the release of aquaman, but I was just in add an in Vegas at cinema Khan. And they were very proud of the approach that they were taking telling their stories because the next the next handful of movies. They have is of course, Zam, and you know, they also have joker which is coming in October. Which also feels quite standalone seems to have virtually nothing in common with the movie Lakesha Zam. And then there's also a birds of prey which is. Theon story of sort of five superhero team that will also include Margot Robbie Harley Quinn, and that totally and visually looks completely different from those other two movies. And so they've taken this decision to not just make that flash movie and not just make whatever inevitable green lantern movie. And with the same kind of stormy visualises that that Zack Snyder created, but to just kind of individually each story, which is what a lot of comic books are actually a lot of comic books have separate illustrators. They have separate writers their tones are quite different amazing spider. Man could be quite different from x men and superman could be quite different from, you know, detective comics, and what's going on with that, man. And of course, I guess next year late next year. We'll have the Batman which Matt Reeves Batman movie. Do you know, your your very closely track the comp films for us is it more interesting to you of all of this the fits together or do you like it better? If it stands alone and the movies get to be what they are. Well, I. Kind of like maybe I just have a bit of a marble fatigue. Just because it feels like we've been preparing for endgame like just just forever. But yeah, I kind of like this approach because you know, like, if something doesn't, you know resonate with with audiences like I personally wasn't as big of a fan as as wonder woman as other people were which is fine. You know, I I like parts of it. But, but you know, for the most part people really enjoyed it. And I think you know, it's an interesting approach. I think what will probably be most interesting is with wonder woman command and Zam they've all been pretty well received. And they've made a good amount of money. I'm curious what happens like how the DC EU responds when something flops with critics audiences in the box office. Do they like shake it off? Or if it's like, if it's bracing a certain tone, like, you know, let's say joker is actually quite terrible. And and you know, it's like a Scorsese prestige that. Just kind of doesn't work like will the DC you kinda void being that experimental. Again. I I'm curious to see what happens when there's kind of like a speed bump on the road for them. I am too is an interesting question because it does seem like in with Shas AM and most likely joker and handful of these other movies. They don't come with that two hundred and fifty million dollar production price tag. You know, they're definitely smaller movies with more modest ambitions, at least in terms of the execution of the movie. And so the risk is lower. So if let's say joker is not the sort of world-beating, cultural colossus that many would have us believe this week. That's okay. I think that they could probably survive that. And it's an you're right. It is a really interesting pivot away from all of that interconnectiveness. Is there anything else about his that you you really liked and you responded to? Yeah. I really like that, you know, I thought Zachary Levi was was just so good at like kind of capturing basically like, you know, a kid in a swollen dealt spot ended it so well like there were times where you almost felt to childlike for guy who's still like fourteen years old, but you could tell he was just having such a blast. And and yeah, I would have never expected Chuck would be like a swollen superhero. But I never expected Jim from the office to like, you know, make some hard movie also become buffer like Michael bay film. So I I guess, you know sick. I'm stars. They can transform. Yeah. Could you cast a sitcom debauche sitcom figure into into a superhero movie right now is there? Anybody springs to your mind? Is Jim Parsons our next. Green lantern. You think? Oh god. No, no. I'm trying to think of like if someone from parks and rec ado that transformation that isn't Chris Pratt. Because I mean, he's he's just forget about this point. He's he's like a discount printing. Frazier. But he he has done that as well. I mean, I guess maybe if if Adam Scott were cast as as galactic that would probably that. That's as close as we're gonna get
Jim Parsons on why he was ready to leave The Big Bang Theory
"Actor Jim Parsons turns down to fifty million dollar offer to appear in a thirteenth season of they hit CBS TV series, the big bang theory saying that he believes they've done as much as they can with the concept of that show.
4 of Top 5 Highest-Paid TV Actors Hail From One Show
"The highest paid TV actors seem to know each other. Well, as we hear from USA radio's Chris Barnes, the male stars of the sitcom big bang theory. Taking over the Forbes two thousand eighteen list of highest paid TV actors. In fact, they are first second third and fourth respectively there, Richie rich rich. So how much is that Jim Parsons coming in? I taking twenty six and a half million dollars followed by Johnny galaxy was twenty five million. And then right behind their co stars. They are and Simon Helberg tied for third at twenty three and a half million a year. The rest of the list includes Andrew Lincoln from the Walking Dead. Mark Harmon of NCIS and modern family stars Tiber L, Jesse Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Ed O'Neill
From Big Bang to Game of Thrones, So Many of Your Favorite Shows Are Ending
"Yesterday we. Were talking about the big bang theory going. By buys this will be its final. Season on TV they're entering their twelfth and final season the reason evidently is, according to reports that Jim Parsons. Sheldon on the show I did not wanna. Come back you just, thought I've kind of been there Even though they were standing to make another one million dollars per episode CBS was trying to sign them to a. Two year deal do the. Math there would have been about fifty million, dollars for two more. Years work on the show but they've already made a ton of money so they're going. By buys with that the website digital spy put out. A list of some other. Big shows, that are ending for good in two thousand nineteen there's some really big names so I we with the big bang theory then a few more and tell me. How you feel about these game of thrones by, entering its final season Ryan. Is a feel like it's time for that shy it's it's the right time it's they're they're not gonna drag it out like so many shows where, it happens with so many shows and. They're promising a. Lot of good things for this upcoming season many show stay on. Until it's no longer profitable and that's always. Not great it sounds like they're trying. To do it where they are just sticking with whatever their story is that, they got some prequels in the. Works here so where it's not over yet Over by a
'This Is Us' Season 3: What We Know So Far
"So Dan Fogelman the creator of of this is us sat down with deadline and he told the audiences I'll get. Ready season three, comes back September the, twenty fifth but he gave us a little insight on what they're going to be. Discussing three they're going to be, tackling, Vietnam Jack and Rebecca's, first date Randall. And Beth I ate during a dive into Toby suffering, from depression and they're also gonna talk about, Jack's, brother NICKY and what his role was with the at Phnom and his role to Jack. As. Well okay so there's some of the cool story lines we getting on the third season
Jim Parsons credits a Britney Spears video for inspiring his acting career
"Next all right now i use my encyclopedia britannica move over to foul and now jim parsons was on the show last night and he talked about how britney spears inspired him for additions when he was going into grad school i was getting ready and trying to get focused for these auditions for these schools and and something about that song and especially that video really worked for me obviously not in a sexual way i'm a good guy but there is something inspirational to hit me baby one more tell you it was just that catholic schoolgirl uniform marching down that hallway with all the confidence like yeah go out and kill it go get it and i got into school and i've actually got a career and so i give a lot of credit for my acting career to britney is that right one more time jim parsons pretty much all right now if you're having a crappy day this baby belly laugh i'm sure will brighten it crappy day it's about to end the easiest things like the simple let's listen to our show now this is from kimmel last night so the bachelor was on last night and listen to how intense chris harrison the host had a break the news to becca about what happened to one of the guys one of your guys was rushed to the hospital and he's in intensive care wait what who is it david is who got hurt busted nose busted phase oh my god who did that he fell a bit.