The Big Bang Theory might have come to an end last month, but it still doesn’t feel real to Jim Parsons.
The 46-year-old actor played Sheldon Cooper across the show’s twelve seasons, with the final episode seeing the character finally receive his Nobel Prize.
Despite all the build-up to the finale, the show’s annual summer break from filming has led to a feeling they’re simply going through the motions.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Parsons said: ‘It hasn’t really hit me yet, completely, that it’s over. Mostly because the way our schedule worked for 12 years, this was an actual break that we had.
‘I’m looking forward to September where I’d normally be working and we’d start airing. That’s when I think certain things will start hitting me.’
Reflecting on the final episode, Parsons added: ‘It ended in a way that I hoped it would in that it felt right.
‘There were probably a million different ways it could feel right. I would talk with some of the writers and I know as they were writing it they were nervous. I said, “It’s the finale, you can’t get it completely right. Someone’s gonna hate it.”
‘But I don’t think that was actually the case with this, which was really sweet. I think it wrapped up in the right way.’
The sitcom came to an end after Parsons decided to leave Sheldon behind, with the actor explaining why he felt the time was right.
‘I played the s**t out of that character, and some people could have done it longer probably – I don’t mean our show, but this relationship with the character.
‘But I feel like we really wrung that material for what it was.’
The Big Bang Theory airs on E4 in the UK.
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