In a joint 2017 interview for CBS This Morning with Jim Parsons and Iain Armitage, Parsons was asked how he was as a producer and he insisted he was “very mediocre” at it. Of course, none of those in attendance, including Armitage, were willing to let Parsons be so humble, but Parsons insisted it’s a skill that doesn’t come naturally to him. “I’ve never been someone who was comfortable directing another actor,” Parsons explained. “I don’t know how other actors tick, absolutely.”
Parsons echoed those sentiments in a 2018 interview with CBS News when he said he’s still learning all the things a producer needs to do. “I don’t know all the things you have to consider when putting a project together,” Parsons told CBS News. “I’m learning them, things that are difficult for me to understand, like the value an actor brings to a project and the money so and so can bring.”
But for all his early concerns about being a producer, Parsons seems to have continued to find success, and people still want to work with him. As of 2021, Digital Spy reported that Parsons and O’Connell were working together on a second series for HBO Max titled “Accessible,” which, if it’s ever filmed, will feature a primarily disabled cast.