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Parsons Remarks On NORMAL HEART & Emmys

July 18
6:41 PM 2013

Parsons Remarks On NORMAL HEART & EmmysRecent Broadway headliner and popular TV star Jim Parsons discusses his Emmy nomination earlier today as well as the Emmy chances for the forthcoming HBO film adaptation of Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART in which he co-stars next year, as well.

First things first, in remarking upon this morning's Emmy nomination for his work on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Parsons relates that he never tires of receiving the honor - even if he might not end up winning (though he has won twice before, both of the last two years). "Oh my God, are you kidding?... [In Hollywood,] one day you're working and one day people are saying, 'Who?' So it's always a pleasant surprise," he says.

Parsons opines that he is as proud of the series as ever, relating, "There's more on the air every year, there's more choices out there... and when people choose you in any way ... it's really touching. I don't know what other word to use."

As for THE NORMAL HEART and its reverse 180 to the more lighthearted content of his TV comedy work, Parsons comments, "It's been so wonderful to do something so divergent from the day job, as it were."

And, in addition to remarking upon the "immediate camaraderie" of the cast, what about potential Emmy nods for THE NORMAL HEART around this time next year - perhaps even for Parsons himself? "The work I've watched has been stellar, so it wouldn't surprise me if come awards time there was some recognition... but you just never know."

THE NORMAL HEART stars Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Taylor Kitsch, Jonathan Groff and Julia Roberts, also featuring appearances by Joe Mantello, Armand Schulz, Joel Grey, Frank De Julio and more. It is directed by Ryan Murphy.

THE NORMAL HEART will premiere on HBO early next year.

Check out the original article on the matter here.

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