Video:Jim Parsons Interview - The Big Bang Theorywith Rebecca Murray
Jim Parsons earned his first Emmy nomination in 2009 playing 'Sheldon' on the hit comedy series 'The Big Bang Theory.' On the red carpet at the BAFTA/LA TV Tea Party celebration, Parsons talked about what's in store for his character.See Transcript
Transcript:Jim Parsons Interview - The Big Bang TheoryRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the 2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles TV Tea Party.
Jim Parsons – 'Sheldon' in The Big Bang Theory
Jim Parsons: "Great color. Thank you." [commenting on my blouse]
Are you into green?
Jim Parsons: "Yeah, I'm into saturated colors though. And saturated colors with dark hair and kind of olive skin is working very well."
Well thank you very much. You look very handsome.
Jim Parsons: "I'm wearing black. I'm very saturated. Thank you very much."
And the Emmys…
Jim Parsons: "There's the Emmys. It's very exciting. It's getting more exciting actually the closer we're getting. It's getting less anxious. I felt very anxious leading up to it. It looms there. It sits there. Maybe if you're lucky enough to go several times or something, that stops. But being a first-timer…you know? Because there's nothing you can actively do. You just show up at things and suddenly you're like, 'Okay.'"
And now you're at a British Tea.
Jim Parsons: "Now I'm at a British Tea."
What are you doing at a British Tea?
Jim Parsons: "Probably not drinking tea. I'm going to look for a diet coke. If that fails, I'll find water. And I really want a tea sandwich. I am starving!"
Really? They don't feed you before they send you out on the line?
Jim Parsons: "No. No."
What can we expect on this season?
Jim Parsons: "Very little changes. These characters are really strong-willed. We have to deal with Penny and Leonard together, which for Sheldon is a rough road to hew. Is that what you say? Hew? "
Jim Parsons: "Hoe, it doesn't matter. It's a long and winding road for Sheldon. What have we done? We've done four episodes so far, or five, and they've been some really good stuff. It's been really fun."
When you get those scripts what's usually your first reaction?
Jim Parsons: "I always laugh. I literally laugh as I'm reading it through every time. We are very lucky. I've heard that there's a lot of shows that have to go through tons of major changes all week. We rarely get that. These scripts are in such fine condition when they get to us, which is why they're funny immediately because they're already worked over. I don't know when the writers are sleeping or seeing their families… They're probably not. Thank you. I'm sorry."