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Is Penny giving Sheldon a makeover? (22-03-2010)

"Если мне что-то надо, значит, это уже моё"©
Korbi TV visited the set of "The Big Bang Theory" last week and one of the first things we noticed was how sexy Jim Parsons (Sheldon) was looking.

Parsons gave all credit to the stylist backstage, saying it's nice to not just have his hair matted down to his head as Sheldon always does ... which got us thinking, would The Sheld-meister ever agree to a makeover?

We asked Jim and, as it turns out, this Monday's (March 22) episode features the stiff, set-in-his-ways character actually trying something new.

"He doesn't exactly have a makeover," Parsons shared. "But Penny does take him shopping and it's as close as he gets ... His reaction to what she put him in -- She thinks he looks so nice and handsome and normal and he just thinks he looks like a clown."

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Jim Parsons @Tavis Smiley (01-03-2010)

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The Big Bang Theory - 3x15 The Excelsior Acquisition SPOILER VIDEO&INTERVIEW

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Bazinga! Sheldon Speaks (29-01-2010)

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If you had any doubt that geek culture has taken over, check out the numbers for The Big Bang Theory. The writing celebrates our obsession with The Green Lantern, reminds us that we are not the only ones who can say hello in Klingon and keeps us laughing at ourselves. Even the Emmys have taken notice.

I just spoke with Emmy Award nominated actor Jim Parsons, who plays socially awkward -- but eminently loveable -- theoretical physicist Sheldon Cooper. Parsons tells us his theory on why the show is such a hit, when and if love will come to Sheldon and working with co-star Kaley Cuoco. "She's a wonderful verbal dancing partner," he says, though he tells us he is far better at bussing tables. He also gives us a sneak peek at this week's episode. Hint: It involves a ball pit at Chuck E. Cheese.

IGN: I love the show and I watch every week. And I keep thinking about all the people who said the sitcom was dead. You guys seem to have completely revived it. What do you think it is about the show that turned an entire show style on its ear?

Jim Parsons: Well for one thing, I don't think there is any reinventing of a wheel going on here. You know what I mean? I don't think anybody's trying to do anything around here that is in any way changing the old school of thought with the traditional multi-camera sitcom. And that may be one of the biggest things we have going in our favor. We're trying to simply execute as well as possible, a format that's been around. That's been related to live theater.

My thing, and I've always said this, and I'm not trying to defer attention or anything like that, is the writing....I've heard it said that it's a writer's medium, and I completely believe that...and in our case specifically, we only have what they bring. [laughs] We can only play with what they've written, as it were. And we're in a very fortunate circumstance where what they're writing is sincerely funny, you know? And maybe 'sincere' is sort of the key word there. There is a great sincerity in what we're doing here...in deference to the format itself. We're trying to do nothing that different than anything that's been done before. But we're trying to do it as best we can.

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Jim Parsons on Ellen (14-01-2010)

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'The Big Bang Theory's' Jim Parsons isn't a total geek

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If there is one breakthrough TV role over the past year or so, it is Jim Parsons' turn as physicist Sheldon Cooper in the hit CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory." Brilliant, supercilious, socially clueless, Cooper is alternately hysterical and horrifying. And Parsons' Emmy-nominated performance is so spot-on, it seems as if the character and the actor are the same person. But unlike Sheldon, the tall (6-foot-2), 36-year-old Parsons, a Houston native, is actually a sports fan who does not speak Klingon. Lewis Beale discussed the role and other matters with Parsons while he was on a production break.

What did you think about the part when you first read for it?
As a character, I don't know I felt a relation at all. What I had a feeling about was the way the dialogue was structured, the way they had structured Sheldon's speeches. Sheldon has always taken that many words to get to a point. I thought, and I still think, they brilliantly use those words that most of us don't recognize to create that rhythm. And the rhythm got me. It was the chance to dance through that dialogue, and in a lot of ways still is.

In some ways Sheldon is so out of it socially, you wonder if he's borderline autistic. Is he?
I got asked early on, does he have Asperger's ? And I asked the writers, and they said no. Then I read up, and he does share traits with Asperger's and autism. But the writers say he doesn't have that, so that's that. His curse is his blessing, it's how intelligent he is. And his intelligence in general causes him to be able to focus so singularly on the task at hand, that things inevitably fall by the wayside that wouldn't in a normal circumstance.

You're so identified with the character right now, are you worried at all that you'll be typecast in the future?
No. I see the reality, I see the "problem" that it could pose for me. But I say no because I don't really have a choice at the end of the day. I feel like I throw myself no more or no less into this role than I have in anything else. I feel like, as an actor, should I be pulling back on how much I give to this character? Should I soften his edges so I don't make the same impression? That's the only thing I can do, and that's an impossibility.

You're actually a classically trained actor who studied at the Old Globe in San Diego, which has a rigorous program based on Shakespeare. How did that hone your skills?
I knew the Old Globe had a groundedness in working on Shakespeare. I had done some, but not a lot, and they asked me in the interview, you don't have much Shakespeare, and we just left it at that. They let me in, and I can't tell you how often I have thought about working on Shakespeare while working on these passages they write for Sheldon - the dense road you wend your way through past those lines. It takes more effort than I ever thought a sitcom would take. And that's really the fun of it.

What were your influences growing up?
I was very interested in sitcoms. I remember watching "Three's Company" a lot. And I was really formed by "Family Ties," "The Cosby Show." As far as movies went, my parents took me to "Star Wars," and when I began making my own choices. "Grease" was big, then, when I was older, "The Color Purple."

When did you realize you could make it as an actor?
I did a play in high school, "Noises Off," it's a farce, and it was the first time I felt the most honest connection to a character and a play. It was the first time I felt like an honest-to-God actor. I thought it was going to be horrible, and I'm still astounded at the reaction we got. I realized it was something I was good at.

Sheldon is kind of the ultimate geek. In what ways are you geeky?
I like words, and I like numbers. I like crossword puzzles a lot. I like to deal with lists and rankings and statistics. I'm surprised I'm not more into baseball, because I could geek on that. I love Casey Kasem's Top 40, I love that order. I love seeing what were the nominated Oscar films.

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The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth (01.01.2010)

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JIM PARSONS is in position to take over prime-time television, as more and more fans have been turned on to his hit show, The Big Bang Theory.

AT FIRST GLANCE, SHELDON COOPER, PHD — Jim Parsons’s character on CBS’s runaway hit The Big Bang Theory — appears to be your average neighborhood hipster. He’s got the lanky frame, the long-sleeved shirt layered under a cool logoed tee — the whole shebang. But as soon as Sheldon opens his mouth, you realize a hipster he isn’t. In fact, he’s an awkward, geeky überscientist who easily earns a spot among TV’s least socially skilled characters in history.

Parsons, 36, so completely inhabits the character that it’s hard to believe a conversation with him would be easy. Luckily, he’s just that good of an actor. (We should have guessed that — Parsons was nominated this year for his first Emmy for the role.) The real Parsons, a true Southern gentleman who hails from Houston, loves a good chat.
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"Я переписываю свой текст от руки"(с) Джеймс Джозеф "Джим" Парсонс

Jim Parsons
Что делает человека смешным?
Невозможно быть смешным. Для кого-то ты смешной, для кого-то - нет. Кто-то меня ненавидит. Не знаю, кто, но такие наверняка есть. В этом вопросе я не девственник.

Вы учились актерскому мастерству?

Я обожаю учиться. Если бы можно было получить докторскую степень по актерскому мастерству, я бы все еще учился. Это так спокойно. Я остался в аспирантуре и готов был учиться как можно дольше. Там постоянно открываешь в себе новые способности.

Джим, вы хорошо учились?
Я хорошо учился после того, как стал играть в театре. У меня была одна двойка, по метеорологии. Какое-то время я хотел стать метеорологом. В колледже я изучал естественные науки и полюбил ураганы. В них есть нечто драматическое. Но в то время в моей жизни много чего происходило. И когда я появился на занятиях, я был в шоке, потому что попал на тест. Невероятно! Все принесли калькуляторы, а я подумал, ну зачем нам калькуляторы. И я провалился. Получил двойку.
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