Jim Parsons Has Said That He Thinks His Character Would Thrive During The Covid-19 Pandemic

The actor who portrayed Sheldon Cooper on the CBS hit show announced that he and his husband had contracted coronavirus in March during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

When asked how his Big Bang Theory character might fare during the current situation, Parsons said: “He was built for this. This is the moment he was waiting for.”

“I was saying earlier, we had an entire episode which I didn’t think about until recently where he did like a Shel-bot where he had a video screen on a remote control wheelie thing,” he said. “And that was when people still needed to get together in groups, and he would just send that out and sit in his room.”

The Emmy-nominated actor also opened up about his own experience of the virus: “We didn’t know what it was. We thought we had colds. And then it seemed less likely and then finally we lost our sense of smell and taste, utterly.

“And it defied the descriptions. For me, I didn’t realise how completely the taste and smell could be gone.”

The Hollywood star added: “And when you’re in quarantine and there’s really nothing to do but eat. Oh my God, that was brutal. I ate everything, I just didn’t taste it. Definition of wasted calories.”

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