Jim Parsons Has Dramatic Response to Possible ‘Big Bang’ Sequel – NBC Chicago

Originally appeared on E! Online

Jim Parsons won’t be returning to his spot anytime soon.

The actor, who played Sheldon Cooper on all 12 seasons of “The Big Bang Theory” and was a narrator on “Young Sheldon,” revealed that when it comes to reprising his beloved character again, it will only happen through “reincarnation.” in the “next life.”

“Look, never say never to anything,” Parsons exclusively told E! News at the Drama League Awards May 17. “Life is long, God willing. But I don’t believe it.”

But clearly, Parsons is still willing to play his quirky genius character on occasion, even appearing as adult Sheldon in the “Young Sheldon” prequel series finale on May 16 alongside his “Big Bang Theory” co-star Mayim Bialik. .

“It was very, very special to do that,” Parsons told E! in his interview, broadcast on May 20 at 11 p.m. “The feeling today is a little strange, you know? It’s the second time, because when we finished The Big Bang Theory, it felt like that too. A little different.”

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And since filming what may be his final on-screen appearance as Sheldon, the 51-year-old admitted he’s spent the past few weeks processing the experience.

“You film the final episode and it’s finished for you,” he explained, “and then a couple of months later it’s finished for the rest of the world and it’s a very strange feeling to wash over you again like that.”

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In addition to bringing Parsons back for the finale, “Young Sheldon,” starring Iain Armitage as the title character from 2017 to 2024, provided another big moment for fans in the penultimate episode by killing off Sheldon’s father, George Cooper ( played by Lance Barber). ) with a heart attack.

However, fans haven’t seen the last of Sheldon’s family, as another sequel series, “Georgie & Mandy’s First Marriage” (starring Montana Jordan and Emily Osment) about his brother, is already in the works.

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