Jim Parsons aka Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory explains why he has never appeared in American Horror Story.
Parsons has starred in several productions by Ryan Murphy, the co-creator of American Horror Story (AHS). He appeared in the Netflix series Hollywood and the movie, Normal Heart.
Despite working closely with Murphy on several occasions, Parsons has not once appeared in an episode in AHS. Considering that Murphy frequently casts the actors he works with in the show, it is unusual that Parsons has been the exception.
“Whether it was because of Big Bang or not, and time schedules and stuff, it had never come up,” Parsons told Collider. “I had done the Normal Heart movie with [Ryan Murphy], and then he produced The Boys in the Band for Broadway. And so, those are my two major things with him.
“But no, another topic like that had never come up, which was part of the reason that I was so pleasantly surprised when he came to ask [about Hollywood], and why I felt myself jump at it.”
He added: “It was so out of left field, but it felt natural. It felt like a gift, and that’s exactly what the experience turned into.”
Parsons’ performance in Hollywood was phenomenal although the more we think about it, the stranger the idea of Sheldon Cooper appearing in AHS becomes.