Jim Parsons Talks About His Time With Stephen Hawking

Jim Parsons has opened up about how grateful he is to have worked with the late Stephen Hawking on his hit show The Big Bang Theory. "So much of our show is related, based on, adjacent to everything that Stephen Hawking did, strove to do, thought about, was passionate about through his entire life and career," he tells the AP. "The fact that he knew of our show, was interested in being on it, was willing to come play with us group of monkeys for a couple days was really moving." He adds, "It was just, it was an amazing experience. It was an intimidating one. I’d be lying if I said I was comfortable.. To get to finally meet him was, it was just overwhelming. And it’s one of the things that’s kind of bittersweet in a way because once he’s passed now and now we’re talking about him, it really hammers home how fortunate I was to get to be with him." Hawking, who was the public face of science genius, died on March 14 at age 76.

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