Jim Parsons who played Sheldon Cooper in the hit geek sitcom The Big Bang Theory revealed that he and his husband tested positive for COVID-19 in March.
Parsons divulged this on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
At first, the couple just thought that they had colds, which Parsons talked about in a clip on the program’s YouTube page on Sept. 28.
Later on, he realized that it might be the novel coronavirus after losing their sense of smell and taste—which are symptoms of COVID-19.
Watch his interview below.
“It defied the descriptions for me, I didn’t realize how taste and smell could be gone,” Parsons said.
“And when you’re in quarantine, and there is really nothing to do but eat – oh my God that was brutal,” the actor stressed.
Upon recovery, he said that he explored other “creative outlets” such as writing, painting, and bleaching his hair to busy himself while in sheltering at home.
He also talked about how Sheldon Cooper is related during this pandemic.
“He was built for this,” Parsons said. “This is the moment he was waiting for.”
He recalled the “Shel-bot” episode where Sheldon created a wheelie object with a screen, which duplicated as himself.
“That was when people still needed to get together in groups, and so he would just send that out and sit in his room,” he added. “‘Don’t touch me. Don’t sneeze on me.’ … So I guess he’d be fine.”
When The Big Bang Theory ended, Parsons was seen in last year’s limited series Hollywood. He joins Zachary Quinto and Matt Bomer in an upcoming remake of the 1968 stage play of the same name.
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