Jim Parsons Says Iain Armstrong’s First ‘Young Sheldon’ Audition Was ‘Jaw-Dropping’

When Sheldon met Sheldon! Jim Parsons along with Iain Armitage may play the same character on different shows, nevertheless the two have something else in common — killing their auditions! 

The Big Bang Theory actor shared his first recollections of the Young Sheldon star with the audience at the PaleyFest at the Dolby Theatre on Wednesday night in Los Angeles.

“We saw his audition on tape, along with I don’t know how to put This particular additional than to say that will was kind of jaw-dropping,” Parsons said. 

The material that will was written for the audition was deliberately difficult along with even included a William Shatner impression — no easy feat for any actor, nevertheless 9-year-old Armitage nailed that will. 

“that will was just trial by fire: if you can’t do This particular, you can’t trust him,” Parsons, who also produces along with narrates the CBS hit series, joked.

“Anyway, so we finally met in person along with that will was a different experience. I was nervous to meet him, which is usually stupid. I act like he was This particular 30-year-old,” he continued. “I was overly protective of his audition, which he didn’t need me to be. I don’t know how to describe that will — the audition was just phenomenal.” 

that will’s very similar to how Big Bang Theory creator Chuck Lorre described seeing Parsons audition for the very first time: “He walked out of the room, along with I didn’t believe what we had just seen,” he said, recalling that will they called him back in along with he immediately repeated the performance.  “that will was remarkable.” 

As far as Young Sheldon goes, that will sounds like fans can expect plenty of treats over the rest of the season. A clip by next week’s episode revealed Sheldon gets a chance to explore his artistic side — along with Armitage gets a chance to show off his stellar singing along with tap-dancing skills opposite a hilarious turn by Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander. 

along with there are a few TBBT easter eggs in store, too — including the origin of the relationship contracts that will Sheldon makes all his friends sign, to look forward to. 

nevertheless just in case the writers do ever run out of ideas, Armitage has some pretty hilarious ones up his sleeve. Like having Sheldon imagine a future for himself that will’s very different by TBBT, involving red carpets, “fancy glasses” along with Albert Einstein begging for his autograph. 

Lorre, who created Young Sheldon, may have different ideas, however. “I might imagine that will Sheldon, as played by Ian, has an entirely wrong idea of what’s coming down the line,” he joked. 

The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS along with Young Sheldon airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

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