Big Bang The­ory

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Sea­son 10 M-Net (*101) 20:00 Sea­son 6 SABC3 (*193) 21:00 Com­edy

Shel­don Cooper (Jim Par­sons) plays a huge role in the suc­cess of sit­com The Big Bang The­ory (2007-cur­rent). Whether it’s his unashamedly an­ti­so­cial an­tics, not let­ting any­one sit in his spot on the couch or his out­landish rou­tines (like prac­tic­ing evac­u­a­tion pro­ce­dures should Godzilla at­tack), Shel­don is one of the show’s fan favourites. But he isn’t Jim’s favourite character…

He ac­tu­ally loves Penny (Ka­ley 1

Cuoco) and Jim says that “Penny and Shel­don don’t al­ways agree on things, but it’s ob­vi­ous how much they love each other as friends”.

While Shel­don’s all about sci­ence, 2

43-year-old Jim re­vealed that he failed me­te­o­rol­ogy in col­lege. While he isn’t as clever as his character, Jim does have a lot of smarts and earned his mas­ters de­gree in clas­si­cal theatre from the Univer­sity Of San Diego in 2001.

Some­thing that Shel­don and Jim 3

do share is their home state – Texas. “I lived on the Gulf Coast,” says Jim, adding that “we had hur­ri­canes blow­ing through all the time.”

The openly gay ac­tor has been 4

dat­ing busi­ness art di­rec­tor Todd Spiewak since 2002 and the pair like to mix busi­ness with plea­sure – they own pro­duc­tion com­pany That’s Won­der Pro­duc­tions to­gether. Jim adds that com­ing out in 2012 wasn’t about mak­ing a state­ment: “I’ve never con­sid­ered my re­la­tion­ship with Todd to be an act of ac­tivism. It’s an act of love, cof­fee in the morn­ing, go­ing to work, wash­ing clothes – reg­u­lar, bor­ing love.”

Jim loves tennis and he sup­ports 5 Cana­dian star Eu­ge­nie Bouchard. So how im­por­tant is Jim to the 6

show? He’s paid $1 mil­lion (R13.7m) per episode and there are 24 episodes per sea­son… NB! See more on p34.

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