Jim Parsons, a co-star on the CBS hit
comedy The Big Bang Theory, said Friday that he did not
actively hide his sexual orientation.
Parsons came out gay in a The New
York Times profile last year that casually dropped “Mr. Parsons
is gay and in a 10-year relationship” without the need for an
elaborate quote from its subject.
In a SiriusXM
Progress interview with Michelangelo Signorile, Parsons described
living openly in Hollywood with his boyfriend.
“I was 33,34 when I first started
doing Big Bang,” Parsons said.
“I was four years into my
relationship that I'm in now. What happened was that we were very
fortunate with the show, and we started getting invited to awards
shows and stuff. I had to deal with it very quickly. I mean, there
was no option, I was going to take Todd. And so I had to deal with
“This went on for years, until I was
sitting there with Patrick Healy [of The New York Times] –
and I just love this – he just [asked], 'As a gay man.' And I was
kind of thrilled. He finally just took the information that I'd
presented in front of him, and everyone, and just talked about it.”
“If it's going to be talked about,
that's exactly how it should be talked about. Just something else to
mention,” he added.
Parsons appears next in HBO's film
adaptation of The Normal Heart.
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