Jim Parsons claims that he has experienced “an awakening” in recent years that has made him realize how much he enjoys “putting himself to the work” in portraying LGTBQ+ characters.
Wednesday, the 49-year-old actor stated that “the bulk” of the jobs he is given are for LGBT characters in an interview with Variety for the Just for Variety podcast produced by the publication.
When questioned about the kinds of scripts he receives, Parsons responded, “I wouldn’t necessarily call it a lot of LGBTQ+ stuff, but there are a lot of homosexual characters that I get offered.” “I’d say that the vast majority of the opportunities I’m presented with are gay,” she said.
“I think that a decade ago, if you’d have told me that I’d be an out actor and that as a result, I would get offered tons and tons of gay roles, I would have thought, ‘Well, that seems like an easy, tired thing to have to happen,” he added. “I think that if you’d have told me that I’d be an out actor and that as a result, I’d get offered tons and tons of gay roles,
In recent years, Parsons — who secretly came out as gay via characteristics in The New York Times in 2012 — has played gay characters in HBO’s 2014 movie The Normal Heart, the 2020s The Boys in the Band, and the miniseries Hollywood, in addition to his new role in Spoiler Alert. All of these roles are in addition to the one he will play in Spoiler Alert.
“They have been such rich characters and in such interesting storylines that I have had an awakening of how much I love trying to bring myself to the work as an actor — and, if I may say so, as an artist,” Parsons said of these roles. “I have had an emergence of how much I love bringing myself to the work as an actor and as an artist.”
The film Spoiler Alert, starring Jim Parsons and Ben Aldridge, is an adaptation of Michael Ausiello’s memoir Spoiler Alert: The Hero D.i.e.s, which received widespread acclaim from both readers and reviewers.
The movie is based on the real-life romance that lasted for 13 years between Ausiello (played by Parsons) and the photographer Kit Cowan (played by Aldridge), who passed away in February 2015 at the age of 43 following an 11-month fight against a rare and aggressive form of cancer.
Michael Showalter is the man behind the camera for this film (Wet Hot American Summer, The Big Sick, The Eyes of Tammy Faye). In the movie, Sally Field and Bill Irwin, who won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play, play the roles of Cowan’s parents. Also starring in the movie are Jeffery Self, Nikki M. James, Tara Summers, Paco Lozano, and Antoni Porowski from Queer Eye.
On December 2, cinemas in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco will begin showing the film Spoiler Alert in advance of its nationwide debut on December 9. The 16th of December is set as the release date for the entire planet.