CBS’ The Big Bang Theory ended after its 12 seasons. The decision was primarily influenced by Jim Parsons, who portrayed Sheldon Cooper in the popular sitcom. The actor refused to renew his contract, leading the makers to cancel the further seasons of the show. Parsons was the only cast member who did not want to continue playing Sheldon.
Although he loved portraying the character, he was worried that portraying the same character for years might have some adverse effects on his acting career. While some of the cast members were not satisfied with the way the show was concluded, the Spoiler Alert star has something else to say about its ending.
Jim Parsons is Satisfied With The Big Bang Theory Finale
The Big Bang Theory ended with Sheldon and Amy winning the Nobel Prize and Leonard and Penny expecting their first child. While Howard and Bernadette adjust to parenting, Raj continues to look for true love. During his interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Jim Parsons shared his thoughts on The Big Bang Theory’s finale, and he seems more than satisfied with the show’s finale.
He said that he is “deeply satisfied with how it ended” while sharing that the characters in the show were allowed to change. While the Garden State actor found the ending for his character satisfactory, it was not the same for Johnny Galecki. Galecki shared that he was “shocked” by the idea of Penny being pregnant. However, this was not the only way to conclude their story, as Chuck Lorre had different ideas for the show’s finale.
Chuck Lorre Had Different Endings For the Finale
The Big Bang Theory creator Chuck Lorre has shared that he came up with different endings for the show. But Steve Holland’s vision was much better than what he would have presented. He credited the last episode to “Steve Holland and the writing staff,” saying that they presented a finale that focused on “emotional closure in the characters’ lives.”
Steve Holland also shared that he did not want to put an end to the characters’ stories. He shared that this was one of many preferences while working on the finale. Cast members’ thoughts also varied on the show’s ending. While Johnny Galecki was shocked by the conclusion, Kaley Cuoco was “super happy” with the unexpected turn. The rest of the cast found it beautiful and were happy that the finale did not end their stories.
The Big Bang Theory is available to stream on HBO Max.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter