Jim Parsons Opens Up About Returning as Sheldon Cooper in “Young Sheldon”

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Jim Parsons at "The Big Bang Theory" and "Young Sheldon" TV show presentation at Paleyfest in March 2018. Photo by David Buchan/REX/Shutterstock (9472676be)

Young Sheldon finale is coming our way next month, and it will feature many familiar faces. Jim Parsons, who originally played Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory, opened up about reprising the role in the prequel series and described his experience as “very beautiful”.

Parsons will appear alongside Mayim Bialik in the Young Sheldon finale, and they had the time of their life filming this episode. He opened up about his experience in a recent episode of Today and said that it felt very different than filming The Big Bang Theory in front of a live audience because Young Sheldon is a single-camera show.

“To do it in that situation, it was just different enough that it wasn’t creepy. Like going like, ‘What are we doing here again?!’ Instead, it was really sweet. It felt like the nicest little coda to the whole experience, and I was very grateful that they asked us to do it,” he explained.

Parsons serves as narrator of Young Sheldon, but this will mark the first time we appeared on the screen alongside Iain Armitage. The seventh season is currently airing on CBS, and its run will conclude with the series finale on May 16.