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Jim Parsons stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about his character Sheldon Cooper, "The Big Bang Theory's" socially awkward theoretical physicist, as well as his upcoming hosting gig on Saturday Night Live. Check out the appearance below!
"It's surprisingly easy," Parsons said of playing the geeky character. "I think that the writing is really good, and I think that there's undeniably part of myself that understands what it is to feel outsidery. Probably everybody does. I think that's part of the reason the show's so successful. But if you're just willing to access that and tap into that, it's not hard at all to feel like 'no one understands me.'"
Speaking about hosting "Saturday Night Live" the actor admitted, "It's rather intimidating."
"It feels like I'm ruining the club that they created," he explained. "You know what I mean? You grow up going, 'That's some Hollywood royalty that gets to host that.' (But) apparently I was wrong, 'cause here I am."
Parsons appeared on Broadway in the Tony-winning production of THE NORMAL HEART. He most recently starred in the Broadway revival of Harvey.