KID TALK FROM ... Iain Armitage
The 9-year-old actor, who played Ziggy Chapman in Big Little Lies, tells WHO’S Deborah Grunfeld about his series Young Sheldon (Mondays at 7.30 PM on Nine).
Are you similar to Sheldon? I am like him because we are both passionate about the things we like, but I am not nearly as smart as he is. Also, I think he finds it difficult to understand people and I really love being around people. Did Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons give you any advice? Mr Jim was very helpful and he is the world’s greatest Sheldon expert. [His help] was great. Are you good at bow ties? I love wearing bow ties, but I wear the ones that are pre-tied.
I also love wearing ties, and I can tie my own. I am working on learning different knots. I don’t have a lot of input on my clothes, but I like that Sheldon dresses up a little more than most people because I like to do that, too. How are you doing at school? I am learning a lot of new vocabulary words.
Armitage portrays Big Bang Theory’s resident know-itall, Sheldon Cooper, as a tyke.
With brother Georgie (Montana Jordan) and grownup Sheldon (Jim Parsons, right).