The phenomena also have a deadline. Last year we experienced the denouement of ‘The Big Bang Theory’, one of the most successful comedies on contemporary television, and its cast has yet to answer questions about the real reasons why such a popular product came to an end. The last to step out was Jim Parsons, which at the time alluded to creative exhaustion as a reason for leaving the project behind, and that now he has confessed a much more personal motive.

Jim Parsons in ‘The Big Bang Theory’

During his speech on the David Tennant podcast, Parsons recalled that the last contract the cast signed had a two-year run, although at that time he did not know that they would be the last. « I had a suspicion that that would be it for me when I signed the contract, but you never have to say never, « said the legendary Sheldon Cooper interpreter, as TVGuide collects, explaining the experience that had really touched him: »I was exhausted and very sad about, more than anything, the delicate state that one of our dogs was facing at that time. « 

Fearing that their pet would pass away while he was working on a play in New York, Parsons and her husband decided to euthanize the dog without suffering, although the actor still cannot get rid of that memory. It was then that had an accident on stage that caused an injury, but was finally able to return to the play: « I don’t know what I would have done if I couldn’t come back. »

Moment of clairvoyance

To all this must be added the fact that Parsons would be 46 at the end of that contract, six years younger than his father when he died. That reality hit him hard, leading him to rethink his future: « I had a moment of clarity that I feel very fortunate for, thinking ‘Stop speeding. Use this time to observe your surroundings’. And that is what I did. I was like, ‘I have to change. And that’s what I said to Chuck Lorre and Steve Molaro when I spoke to them the following year. I told them, ‘If you told me that, like my father, I would have six years to live, I think there are other things I should try and do‘. «