Actor Jim Parsons says coming out as
gay in a The New York Times interview was a “wonderful
Parsons, who is best known for playing
Sheldon Cooper in the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory, quietly
came out gay in a 2012 interview with Patrick Healy for the Times.
Appearing on Bravo's Inside the
Actors Studio, Parsons said that he was grateful that Healy asked
“I never had a coming out piece, I
just didn't mention it. I took Todd with me to events … and then
finally one day while working on Harvey I did a piece with
Patrick Healy for The New York Times and he just point-blank
asked, 'Was working on The Normal Heart meaningful to you as a
gay man?' And I was like, 'Well, yeah. Yeah,'” Parsons said.
“And what a wonderful … I can't
tell you what a wonderful thing that was. What a gift he gave me
with one question. It was suddenly out there and official,” he
Parsons added that he met partner Todd
Spiewak on a blind date at a karaoke bar.