Sheldon and Amy may have broken up on the emotional season finale of The Big Bang Theory, but Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik remain good friends. Bialik took to her Facebook page Tuesday night to express support for Parsons as he takes on a hefty role as God on Broadway.
Under a photo of the two smiling, Bialik placed a caption that showed her happiness for Parsons.
“One of my favorite people is amazing in #AnActofGod. Yes, that person is Jim Parsons. What a performance. What a fascinating thoughtful smart smart play. Loved it. Here’s us in his dressing room after the show.”
Bialik was not alone in praising Parsons. The Big Bang Theory star brought in huge audience numbers for An Act of God, with tickets totaling $477,703 for four preview performances. Variety reported that the 1,000-seat theater played to 92 percent capacity. The play officially opens on May 28.
Parsons told Today that he was happy to get back on stage.
“Theater is so rejuvenating for me… Every time I go back, it’s like touching home base again.”
An Act of God is based on a book by David Javerbaum, who also maintains “God’s” Twitter account, “TheTweetOfGod.”
The best way to stop people from protesting about a bad thing is to stop doing the bad thing.
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) April 30, 2015
The show begins by explaining why Parsons was chosen to play “God,” in the words of the Almighty.
“For lo, I have endowed him with a winning, likable personality; and know of a certainty that your apprehension of My depthless profundities will be aided by his offbeat charm.”
While Parsons is getting divine approval to appear on Broadway, the future remains uncertain for his and Bialik’s Big Bang Theory characters, Sheldon and Amy. As Zap2It phrased it, the finale — which featured Amy breaking up with Sheldon over Skype only for him to later reveal he has an engagement ring stashed away in his desk — proved that Sheldon “loves Amy more than anyone ever knew.”
But fans of Sheldon and Amy need not worry that Mayim Bialik will take an extended vacation from the program. In a post-finale interview with The Hollywood Reporter, executive producer Steven Molaro explained Amy was “light” in recent episodes because Bialik had to attend to personal matters. (Bialik revealed on her blog in April that her father passed away.)
Molaro said that despite the couple’s break up, “Without a doubt, absolutely yes” Mayim will remain a regular on The Big Bang Theory.
In the meantime, Jim and Mayim can continue to hang out behind the scenes.
[Photo Credit: Mayim Bialik/Facebook]