One of the most popular TV shows in history, The Big Bang Theory, will air its final episode on May 16, 2019. And Jim Parsons who plays as Sheldon Cooper (one of the most beloved characters on the show) is the one who decided to stop doing the show (Season 12).
Jim Parsons explained why he didn’t want to play as Sheldon Cooper anymore.
It was the first time in my life of doing this show that it occurred to me that I might want to not do another contract after [Season] 12 was up. I don’t know if it’s because I’m an Aries or just because maybe I’m in touch with myself. Whatever it is, once I had that thought, I was like, ‘Well, that’s your answer.’
Aside from The Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons is part of the “Young Sheldon” TV Series, a prequel spinoff of his The Big Bang Theory character, Sheldon Cooper.
He is also the producer of “Special”, a Netflix series. He will reprise his Broadway role in the Netflix adaptation of “The Boys in the Band”.
There was no factor; there was no situation that I was like, ‘Well, I’ve had enough of that.’ No. There was nothing like that.
It was just when you know, you know. And you’re susceptible and thrown around by the whims of your own existence and getting to a certain age and your life changes and suddenly you just think different.
It has been fascinating to think about who I was 12 years ago. And sometimes when I have trouble learning a line or saying a line of Sheldon’s right now, it’s hard to know why specifically.
But it’s like, you’re not the same person you were. There is a possibility that this actually became more difficult for you in a way. And I don’t know what that means but it’s like you just change.
The reason why Jim Parsons quit playing as Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory.
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