Ellen DeGeneres has advised Jim Parsons to get married and play tennis.

Appearing on DeGeneres' daytime talk show to promote the upcoming HBO film The Normal Heart, Parsons was grilled about when he plans to marry his partner of 11 years, Todd Spiewak.

“Are you going to get married?” DeGeneres asked.

“I don't know, that's a hard one. You get so used to your life as it is,” Parsons answered.

“But it gets better when you're married, it really does. Don't think that it doesn't,” said DeGeneres, who married actress Portia de Rossi in 2008.

“Well, I don't think that it doesn't.”

“But eleven years is enough time to know,” DeGeneres insisted.

Parsons said that he felt that he hasn't been “enthusiastic” enough about getting hitched.

Later in the interview, Parsons said he enjoys watching tennis but doesn't play any sports, to which DeGeneres stated that he should give tennis a try.

“That's what you've learned today: You're going to play tennis and you're going to get married,” DeGeneres told Parsons.

“When did you turn into my mother?” Parsons asked. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)