Simon Helberg Jokes On How Girls Inspired Him to Act
Here’s what the 33-year-old actor had to share with the mag:
On keeping it fresh for the eighth season of The Big Bang Theory: “Well, I think the most crucial factor is that we have no idea what is going to happen with our characters until the night before, when we sit down and have a table-read together. For example, I had no idea my character Howard was going to space until just before we shot the episode! So in this sense, we really are in it with the audience, which keeps things really dynamic and exciting.”
On his imitations of famous people, such as Stephen Hawking and Al Pacino: “I’m only able to impersonate these people because I’ve studied their work intensely over the years. I even hear their voices in my head, just like a crazy person! [Laughs] As for the Stephen Hawking impression, this was perhaps a little risky but we knew he was a fan and he actually came on the show afterwards.”
On what inspired him to act: “When I was younger, music was pretty much all I wanted to do, while I also grew up around Hollywood as my parents were in the business. So, I think I always had a desire to get up on stage and eventually it all clicked in 11th grade when I decided that by getting up on stage and playing a nerd, who I could then make fun out of, I’d get more girls! More seriously though, I just fell in love with it and went for it on the basis that it was something I could practice and get better at, just like the piano.”
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