One of the lead actors on a hit sitcom has revealed in an interview with The New York Times that he is gay. The actor is “The Big Bang Theory’s” Jim Parsons.
Parsons, who was discussing his theater career with the newspaper, said the play "The Normal Heart," in which he played a young gay activist, resonated with him.
"Mr. Parsons is gay and in a 10-year relationship, and working with an ensemble again onstage was like nourishment, he said," according to The Times.
The revelation was buried far into the story, in what TheWrap.com calls a "blink-and-you’ll-miss-it aside."
This may be the first confirmation of Parsons’ sexuality, although the National Enquirer tried to "out" him in 2010 by writing that he was engaged to his boyfriend, the story says.
Parsons stars along with Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco on the CBS sitcom.