In an interview with Business Standard, Iain Armitage revealed how little he’s seen of The Big Bang Theory. “So I only saw a few clips … I haven’t actually seen ‘The Big Bang,’ although I would love to,” he noted. He thinks he’s too young to watch the show. “Well, ‘Big Bang’ isn’t really appropriate for me, nor is it really aimed at my audience,” he told the outlet.
So how did he prepare for his role as the younger Sheldon Cooper? According to Armitage, Jim Parsons was instrumental in his preparation. “Mr. Jim (Parsons) coached me, so I picked up the character pretty quickly. Mr. Jim is a very funny guy and very nice,” he told Business Standard.
Everyone seems impressed with what Armitage brings to the table as Sheldon Cooper. Parsons noted to USA Today, “We have a lot more in common now than I would have had when we were the same age. I wasn’t mature enough at 9.”
Although he doesn’t see much of The Big Bang Theory, Armitage doesn’t have a hard time adapting to the role. “…putting on Sheldon’s clothes and reciting my lines…doing Sheldon’s voice all help me get into the role,” he said.