Big Bang Theory famed Jim Parsons who is basically known as his super-nerd and genius role Sheldon Cooper, recently spoke of his COVID-19 illness days and how his character would have aced those testing times.
“Yeah, we had it. Tom and I both had it early on, it was like the middle of March,” said Jim of his partner and himself during an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
“We didn’t know what it was. We thought we had colds. And then, it seemed less likely, and then finally we lost our sense of smell and taste. Utterly, and it defies the descriptions,” recalled the actor of the difficult days.
“When you’re in quarantine and there’s really nothing to do but eat. Oh my god, that was brutal,” he chimed in.
But talking about his former character Sheldon Cooper who was known for his extra cautious and somewhat paranoid hygienist behaviors, Jim jokingly said that he was made for these times and he would have been okay if had to survive in the COVID-19 world.
“He was built for this. This is the moment he was waiting for. I was saying earlier, he, we had an entire episode which I didn’t think about until recently where he would have like a Shel-bot where he had like a video screen on a remote control wheelie thing.
And that was when people still needed to get together in groups and so he would just send that out and sit in his room. Don’t touch me don’t sneeze on me. And so, I guess, he’d be fine,” the actor said with a chuckle.