In Broadway’s revival of Harvey, Jim Parsons plays a guy who pals around with an invisible rabbit.
Well, he’s finally addressed the invisible elephant in the room too.
A New York Times profile says that The Normal Heart–the AIDS play which Parsons did on Broadway and which he’ll appear in the movie of–resonated with the actor on several levels.
According to the third page of the Patrick Healy-authored piece, the drama spoke to the Big Bang Theory actor as a gay man with a 10-year relationship and also because it was an ensemble piece.
There’s no direct quote from Parsons, but that whole bit was attributed to him, and believe me, it was approved; the Times doesn’t “out” people any more than I “in” them.
And I say yay!
Not long ago, I wrote about the absurdity of the Normal Heart–the ultimate “Silence Equals Death” project–proceeding with two glass-closet stars in the cast.
Well, Matt Bomer came out and now Parsons has too.
Harvey, your turn.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 24, 2012