Even busy actors need to take the occasional vacation. Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons is no different. The normally social media-quiet celebrity, who lives in New York with his partner Todd Spiewak, took to Instagram on Sunday to reveal he’s already looking back at his time away from the set — with the help of a few souvenirs. Parsons posted a selfie wearing several beaded necklaces with a caption that fans can take as advice for how to have a quick respite from day-to-day life.
“Found some souvenirs in my suitcase! I’ve put them on and… Ahhh, instant vacation!”
Since the air date for The Big Bang Theory‘s season finale is only two-and-a-half weeks away on May 12, viewers can assume the shows are already in the can and Parsons is taking some well-deserved time off. But maybe not; less than a week ago, Parsons posted a cover of his copy of the script that he said was the second-to-last show of the season. He also apologized if the episode’s title — “The Line Substitution Solution” — could be clearly seen through the black marker he’d used to scratch it out.
Last summer, theater goers saw the actor in the wildly-successful play An Act of God, which was sold out for the entirety of its run with Parsons at the helm. Will & Grace star, Sean Hayes, took over the role after Parsons’ tenure came to a close.
Even if he’s taking a break from The Big Bang Theory — and having mini-vacations using necklaces he found in a suitcase — Parsons will likely be keeping busy. He and Spiewak have a production company called That’s Wonderful Productions, which The Inquisitr reported in November, 2015, was incubating a new sitcom for CBS. That’s the same network that airs Big Bang. The show is to be based on the life of blogger Alyssa Shelasky.
Parsons and Spiewak are settled in New York, where they reportedly purchased high-priced adjoining condos awhile back. The couple’s union predates Parsons’ time on The Big Bang Theory, the show that made him a household name.
As the end of Season 9 nears, the show’s actors and producers are wrapping up some of the characters’ most important storylines. While everyone is set to return for Season 10, any renewals past that date are so far up in the air. Glamour blogger Jessica Radloff wrote that last week’s episode, which featured the entire group having a fight that resulted in a split Game of Thrones viewing party with three people each in Penny’s and the guy’s apartments, was perhaps prescient of things to come. Radloff said the fact that the “ridiculous roommate situation” was nonetheless back in place by the episode’s conclusion was perhaps a kind of heads-up as to how the season will end — with a shake-up.
Although Leonard and Penny are yet to have children, they are married, but the couple seems to have just moved into Sheldon’s apartment. Nonetheless, Sheldon has made his own relationship strides in the past year, not least of which was finally consummating his partnership with Amy.
At a recent PaleyFest event, Parsons joked that he was totally in favor of Shamy heading back to bed in the near future. He said he learned a new way to converse with his fellow actor Mayim Bialik.
“I never thought Sheldon would have sex on this show. I look forward to doing it again. I discovered a new way of conversing with an actor on this show that was pillow talk! I can’t wait to be back in bed again.”
The Big Bang Theory airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. on CBS.
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