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Simon Helberg Admits He Almost Passed Up His Role On The Big Bang Theory

The megastar opened up to Stephen Colbert about Season 10, playing piano, and more.
Posted on Aug 2, 2016 | 03:00pm

For the past nine years, Simon Helberg has played the lovable Howard Wolowitz on TV's No. 1 comedy, The Big Bang Theory. But did you know he almost passed up his now-enormous role? 

Simon stopped by The Late Show to talk about The Big Bang Theory's upcoming season and the last-minute decision that altered his life. 

With Season 10 quickly approaching, Simon's had some time to reflect on what couldn't have been. The actor confessed that while he made an excellent choice for his career, he didn't always think things through.

"I have great instincts, like the instincts of a squirrel," Simon said. "You know, like when you're driving and a squirrel stops in the middle of the road ... that was mine. I almost got hit." 

We're sure glad you didn't, Simon. 

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Plus, mark your calendars for The Big Bang Theory's Season 10 premiere on Monday, Sept. 19 at 8/7c.