Jim Parsons and Mark Ruffalo were seen on the set of The Normal Heart. The filming took place in the Financial District in downtown Manhattan. The “Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons wore a dark green sweeter, jeans, and grabbed some coffee from starbucks on a break. He wore some other collared shirts underneath his sweater as well and wore a backpack. He’s also seen holding some documents [ X]
Sheldon: “I’m not sure how I feel about Howard being Dungeon Master instead of you.”
Leonard: “Aw, that’s nice. But relax, sometimes change is good.”
“We’re going to start shooting it this summer,” revealed Parsons of the HBO project. “It will have very different cast members, although I will be playing Tommy [Boatwright] again.” The actor also revealed that while Joe Mantello, who helmed the 2011 Broadway production, will be in the film, he will not be directing.
He also reviled that the HBO movie will be the full play, and that the story will be more fleshed out. Larry also rewrote some parts, but it is still the same general story.
You can listen to the full interview here: [ x ]
The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons and Friday Night Lights alum Taylor Kitsch will co-star opposite Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer in The Normal Heart, HBO’s original movie adaptation of the Tony-winning Larry Kramer play, which is being written by Kramer and directed by Ryan Murphy.
The project tells the story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s.
Jim Parsons plays gay activist Tommy Boatwright, reprising his role from the 2011 Broadway revival. He was previously attached to Murphy’s adaptation when it was eyed as a theatrical feature.
Kitsch plays Bruce Niles, a closeted investment banker who becomes a prominent AIDS activist.
Roberts plays Emma Brookner, the paraplegic physician who treats several of the earliest victims of the disease. Ruffalo plays Ned Weeks, who witnesses first-hand the mysterious disease that has begun to claim the lives of many in his gay community and starts to seek answers. Bomer plays Felix Turner, a reporter who becomes Ned’s lover.
Murphy executive produces with Jason Blum, Dede Gardner and Dante Di Loreto. Production is slated to begin later this year in New York City for a 2014 debut. [X]
It’s a dance off on the red carpet! See “The Big Bang Theory” star and E!’s Giuliana Rancic show off their best moves.
Jim Parsons arrives at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
The GLSEN Respect Awards – Los Angeles is an annual gala to recognize the exceptional efforts of individual and corporate leaders who have made a significant difference to ensure schools are safe for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students and their allies.
Five awards will be presented onstage in order of presentation to: Bob and Harvey Weinstein (Chairman’s Award); Adam Fitzgerald and Blake Drummond (Special Recognition); Simon Halls and Matt Bomer (Inspiration Award); Luis Veloz (Student Advocate of the Year); and Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg (Lifetime Achievement Award). A complete list of bios can be found at: www.glsen.org.
Guests include: Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actor Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory); Oscar Award winning actress Octavia Spencer (The Help); Oscar nominated actress Amy Adams (The Master); Tony Award winning actress Ellen Barkin (The New Normal); Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actress Kyra Sedgwick (The Possession); filmmaker Brett Ratner (Tower Heist); Tim DeKay (White Collar); Tiffani Thiessen (White Collar); Willie Garson (White Collar); Jonathan Del Arco (Major Crimes); Jeri Ryan (Body of Proof); Brittany Ishibashi (Political Animals); Greg Rikaart (The Young and the Restless); Clementine Ford (The Young and the Restless); Rami Malek (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2); and GLSEN Executive Director Dr. Eliza Byard. More names to be announced.
WHEN: Friday, October 5, 2012
5:15pm Media Check-in
6:00pm Arrivals & Cocktail Reception
7:30pm Awards Ceremony
WHERE: Beverly Hills Hotel: 9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community. For information on GLSEN’s research, educational resources, public policy advocacy, student organizing programs and educator training initiatives, visit www.glsen.org. [x]
Best Golden Globe Moments-> 2011; Kaley Cuoco presenting her co-star, Jim Parsons, the Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy series for ‘The Big Bang Theory’