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Jim Parsons Says The Time Is Right For 'A Kid Like Jake' On CBS Sunday Morning

Watch The Big Bang Theory star and newly minted film producer speak to Richard Schlesinger about his behind-the-camera role.
Posted on Jun 11, 2018 | 11:00am
Jim Parsons is already an acting powerhouse on the CBS hit comedy The Big Bang Theory, but did you realize that he's also a talented producer?

Appearing on CBS Sunday Morning over the weekend, Jim spoke to Richard Schlesinger about producing the new film A Kid Like Jake, in theaters now.

The film, which ​marks The Big Bang Theory actor's first time behind the camera as a film producer, features Jim and Homeland actress Claire Danes as parents searching for the right school for their 4-year-old son who likes to dress as a princess.

WATCH: Jim Parsons On CBS Sunday Morning

"I don't know all the things that one must consider when putting together a project," said Jim, who produced A Kid Like Jake with his husband, Todd Spiewak. "I'm learning them. Things that are hard for me to get my head around, like the value an actor brings to a project, and the money such and such can bring."

Jim, who also is an Executive Producer of the CBS comedy Young Sheldon, went on to discuss why now is the ideal time to release a film about gender roles.

"If I want to hear a certain story, there's probably many other people out there, maybe not a lot—but maybe just a few– but there's some other people who want to hear that, too," he says.

Though Jim was quick to cite acting as an activity he enjoys far more than producing, he admitted later that this is something he could be keen to do again.

"I would say within the first week that we wrapped, my first feeling was 'never again,'" he said. "And then as we kept moving on I was like, 'Yeah, I will!' Because some of the things that I don't enjoy are worth doing to get to the parts that I love."

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