David Tennant Does A Podcast With... Jim Parsons Is Live Now! - Listen To A Preview Clip

The first episode in the new season of David Tennant Does A Podcast With... is now live. This week David is chatting to actor and producer Jim Parsons.

Jim is best known for playing Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. He has received several awards for his performance, including four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy. 

Parsons made his Broadway debut in 2011 portraying Tommy Boatwright in the play The Normal Heart, for which he shared a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance. He reprised the role in the film adaptation of the play, and received his seventh Emmy nomination, this time in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie. In film, Parsons has voiced the lead character in Home (2015) and played supporting roles in Hidden Figures (2016) and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019). 

The actor was 33 when he became a global star as Sheldon Cooper in the hit sitcom.
He tells David Tennant Does A Podcast With… “I still consider that as a real blessing for me that my trajectory happened the way it did.
“Time-wise, I mean, I wouldn’t have been able to handle it. I was a late bloomer in some ways.
“Not that I was ever irresponsible… I wasn’t a tragic case, but I wouldn’t have known how to compute all this kind of stuff at all.
“Even just being on set in that pressured environment, or I would have made it 
very pressured for myself. I know I would have. I wouldn’t know what to do, never mind any public recognition.
“Dear God. The amount of things I know I got to do in life that no-one cared about… Normal doesn’t always matter anymore, it seems to me.
“Things get taken out of context. One old image and suddenly you find you’re explaining the whole reason you’re allowed to walk the earth.”
During his time on the show, Parsons came out as gay, after a role in the adaptation of Larry Kramer’s play The Normal Heart, and said it was dealing with press attention that had deterred him before.
He said: “That was my last hurdle with coming out. The press. I knew that ‘you’ll be a gay actor from here on out’.”
“And now, looking back, not only has it not been a bad thing for me, it’s been the opposite and a great thing for me, it’s not untrue, but also I don’t mind.”
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Produced by Somethin' Else with Georgia Tennant, David Tennant Does A Podcast With... features intimate and in-depth conversations with some of the biggest names in film, television and politics. 

New episodes will drop on Tuesdays and this season will feature Dame Judi Dench, David’s Mad To Be Normal co-star  Elisabeth Moss, musician Tim Minchin, Star Trek's George Takei, The Good Fight star Cush Jumbo, Stacy Abrams, Dan Levy and Brian Cox. More names will be announced soon.

David Tennant Does A Podcast With... is available on AcastApple PodcastsSpotify and all good podcast providers.