It’s finally arrived – the final episode of the Big Bang Theory is here, drawing a close to the show’s record-breaking run.
By now it’s common knowledge that Jim Parsons AKA Sheldon Cooper had a big say in the future of the show – and if he had wanted to continue with it, it probably would have stayed on our screens for a while longer.
As it happens though, he didn’t fancy it, now the actor has explained why that is.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Parsons said: “It was the first time in my life of doing this show that it occurred to me that I might want to not do another contract after [season] 12 was up.
“I don’t know if it’s because I’m an Aries or just because maybe I’m in touch with myself. Whatever it is, once I had that thought, I was like, ‘Well, that’s your answer.’
“There was no factor; there was no situation that I was like, ‘Well, I’ve had enough of that.’ No. There was nothing like that. It was just… when you know, you know. And you’re susceptible and thrown around by the whims of your own existence and getting to a certain age and your life changes and suddenly you just think different.”
Meanwhile Kaley Cuoco recently opened up about what the future could hold for her character, saying that while there’s no immediate plans she would be open to it should Big Bang creator Chuck Lorre ask her.
“The only person I would say yes to is [series creator and executive producer] Chuck Lorre,” she told ET Online at the cast’s Hollywood Boulevard hand and footprints ceremony this week.
The actress went on: “So if Chuck came and said let’s do it, I’d say yes. Other than that, I don’t see a spin-off for myself. But I don’t like to say no to Chuck. So if he wanted it, I’m in.”