Jim Parsons: I'm glad I was a 'late bloomer' in my career

Carla Harmon
August 14, 2020

The character of Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory will always remain one of the strong highlights on Jim Parsons' impressive resume.

Jim (47), who played Sheldon Cooper for more than a decade, spoke to Dr Who star David Tennant on David Tennant Does a Podcast With... and revealed he was emotionally and physically exhausted when he chose to call it a day.

"It was a complicated road as you can imagine", Parsons revealed on David Tennant Does a Podcast With... "I mean in retrospect it wasn't, it was just happening before my eyes".

"Our closing deal was for the previous two decades, but nobody knew when we signed up it exactly what that would imply".


After wrapping Season 11 in summer 2018, he relocated to NY to appear in The Boys In The Band on Broadway. As Parsons was wrapping up his sitcom he was rehearsing for the play. It's been more than one year that the final episode of The Big Bang Theory aired on TV. Still, things were fine until Parsons' first official day off, which was six days later.

And how did he celebrate? In addition, he agreed to film a commercial for Intel. "'Use this time to take a look around". I just started crying. It makes me upset now. Unfortunately, the following night, the dog suffered from a bad seizure.

Otis October 31, 2003 - May 8, 2018 Otis came into our lives as an 8-week-old puppy just after Todd and I had been together for 1 year. Otis loved people, loved seeing people and seemed to brim with an expectation that they would all be equally thrilled to see him. "The puppy passing away, he was 14, and Todd and I experienced been jointly for 15 several years at that position, so it just was the end of an period". "I still consider that as a real blessing for me that my trajectory happened the way it did".

Sources said that Parsons turned down a $50 million contract for 2 more season of TBBT.


"I had this moment of clarity I think you are blessed to have in plenty of ways, of moving'Do not keep speeding ' You understand?" But I did. I did.

To add to the stress, he slipped and broke his foot.

"I felt like I was at the edge of a cliff, and I was teetering, and I saw something really dark below between the death of the dog, and I don't know what they would have done if I couldn't have gotten back on for the play", he said. "I had this moment of clarity", he says. When he did he knew he needed to make a move.

Parsons said that the summer of 2018 was quite intense for him. Ryan Murphy Reveals That He Signed Jim Parsons For Hollywood So That He Could Leave Sheldon Behind.


Although at least two more seasons were planned by the series' creator Chuck Lorre, Jim Parsons' sudden decision to quit the series brought the sitcom to an end.

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