Jim Par­sons hails ‘Young Shel­don’ star as ‘in con­trol’ kid

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

BEV­ERLY HILLS, Calif. — Jim Par­sons, who plays quirky ge­nius Shel­don Cooper on the CBS com­edy “The Big Bang The­ory,’’ can draw many dis­tinc­tions be­tween him­self and young Iain Ar­mitage, who plays his char­ac­ter as a child on CBS’ new spin-off, “Young Shel­don.’’ Par­sons finds Iain much more “in con­trol as a hu­man being’’ and more ma­ture than he was at age nine.

Hear­ing Par­sons dur­ing a TV crit­ics con­fer­ence on Tues­day, Iain thanked him but gra­ciously replied, “I don’t think so.’’ Laugh­ing, Par­sons noted that Iain hadn’t known him back then. They have much more in com­mon these days, in­sisted Par­sons, than they ever would have had when he was a young­ster.

Par­sons as adult Shel­don nar­rates “Young Shel­don,’’ which pre­mieres Sept. 25. He con­tin­ues on “The Big Bang The­ory,’’ be­gin­ning Sea­son 11.

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