Sheldon Cooper aka Jim Parson left the popular sitcom The Big Bang Theory last year, leading to an end. The famous sitcom ran for almost 12 years with the final episode of season 12 being aired on May 16, 2019. Rumours were rife that the makers are set to reboot with season 13.
Fans were disheartened when the rumours were put to rest and the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory released a spin-off on Sheldon Cooper as Young Sheldon. The character is portrayed by Iain Armitage.
Parson has also revealed as to why he decided to end his run as Sheldon Cooper on the popular sitcom. Appearing on David Tennant Does a Podcast With…, the 47-year-old actor explained, “Our final contract was for the last two years, but no one knew when we signed it what that would mean.” He also revealed that he “had a suspicion in my heart that that was going to be it for me when I did sign that contract.”
Jim Parson continued that his intention of leaving the show was affirmed after he had not only filmed the show on his play but also rehearsed for a play, appearing in an Intel commercial. He also said that the health of his dog was also deteriorating. “I was exhausted. I was really upset about it, more than anything, one of our dogs was getting really at the end of his life around then,” he said.
During the podcast, the actor had mentioned that a few days after his dog was put down, he slipped and broke his foot on the stage. “It was the scariest moment for the next couple of days because I felt like I was at the edge of a cliff. I was teetering and I saw something really dark below between the death of the dog. The bottom line was that it was a really intense summer. The dog passed away, he was 14, and Todd [Spiewak] and I had been together for 15 years at that point, so it just was the end of an era,” he added.