Thursday, May 24, 2012

Exciting News: Jim Parsons Comes Out!

Jim Parsons in his dressing room. 

He stars in the play “Harvey,” which opens on June 14.
Sara Krulwich/The New York Times
You may or may not know this, but my current favorite show is The Big Bang Theory (see here, here, here, and here).  In addition, I love Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon on the show.  So I was quite ecstatic when i read that Jim Parsons has revealed he is gay and in a committed relationship in a new interview.  I am even more in love with Parsons now then I was before.
 Parsons and Spiewak
New York Times writer Patrick Healy confirms "The Big Bang Theory" star's sexuality as part of a profile of the 39-year-old actor, who is currently starring on Broadway in a revival of "Harvey." The revelation comes late in the article, when Healy describes Parsons' role in the 2011 revival of Larry Kramer's HIV/AIDS crisis drama, "The Normal Heart."
Writes Healy: '"The Normal Heart” resonated with him on a few levels: Mr. Parsons is gay and in a 10-year relationship, and working with an ensemble again onstage was like nourishment, he said."
 Parsons and Spiewak
Parsons' sexuality has been the source of media speculation for several years. Though the Times doesn't identify Parsons' partner, the actor thanked Todd Spiewak during a 2010 Emmy Award acceptance speech. He has shown up to awards shows and made public theater contributions together with Spiewak, reportedly an art director, on several previous occasions.
The National Enquirer also reported that Parsons and Spiewak were at one time engaged and planning a Massachusetts-based Christmas wedding, which has since allegedly been called off because Parsons doesn't want children. None of this has ever been confirmed nor denied by Parsons' representatives, who have continually declined to speak about their client's sexuality, according to AfterElton.

I am very proud of Jim Parsons.  He's such a great actor and deserves every Emmy that he receives.  Congratulations Jim, I love you man.  I wish you many, may years of continued success.


Désolé Boy said...

Awesome. I love him too. And Big Bang Theory :)

Pier Roberto Giannelli said...

He's the soul of "Big Bang Theory"--a genius comic actor. Some of his body language is beyond the imagination of anyone else.

fan of casey said...

Joe: Good for Sheldon. Now he can drop the pretense of dating Amy Farrah Fowler, because nothing is going to happen between the two of them.

"Big Bang Theory" would make a great porno title -- I wonder if any studio has used that yet?

Twelth Curators said...

He will add to the momentum of the movement. Maybe someday, soon I hope, this will no longer be a bit of news, but just an ordinary info like what one fills in in government forms, life "sex", "status", etc.

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.