Thursday, January 11, 2018

On the Set of Young Sheldon

Iain Armitage on set of Young Sheldon

With the force of The Big Bang Theory behind it, it looks like Young Sheldon is in for a wildly successful ride. Already picking up the coveted number one new comedy spot (and number two comedy on TV, behind BBT), in it's first season the show is a bona fide hit. The audience may have tuned it because of their adoration for BBT, but they've stuck around for the TV magic that is Young Sheldon.

A recent set visit gave me insight to the Cooper family and the actors behind the characters  who are all a little unsure of what to expect in terms of celebrity. They seem to look out for each other though, so I am sure they'll navigate those waters together. In fact, it was charming to watch the interaction between Iain Armitage, young Sheldon, and Zoe Perry, Sheldon's mom, Mary, who displays a motherly bond with Iain in real life.

Side note - I didn't realize Zoe is the daughter of Laurie Metcalf (of Roseanne fame) and Jeff Perry (who plays Cyrus on Scandal)! Metcalf has guest starred as Sheldon's mom on BBT, making the mother-daughter duo a pretty special opportunity for the two. AND Zoe was a guest on Scandal playing Samantha, the mystery woman who was controlling Rowan and the presidency last season.

On the set of Young Sheldon
On the set of Young Sheldon
On the set of Young Sheldon
On the set of Young Sheldon
On the set of Young Sheldon

The afternoon ended with Iain showing us some toys in the Cooper garage and gushing about how great his real mother is. Literally the sweetest. This young actor is quite intelligent, reminding me of a little adult throughout the day. His answers to reporters' questions were charming and often chuckle evoking. That mix of charisma and being grounded is a winning combo that will hopefully lead to a long, successful career for Iain Armitage.

Iain Armitage plays Young Sheldon

Young Sheldon airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS. If you haven't tuned in yet, there's no better time than now!


Kate at Green Fashionista said...

What an amazing experience! I started watching Young Sheldon not knowing what to expect, and am already hooked. MeeMaw totally steals the show and is one of my favs already <3

Beautifully Candid said...

How fun you got to go on set! That must have been an amazing experience. I always find it so interesting to see the behind the scenes and how everything comes together. Sierra~Beautifully Candid

Christina said...

What a fun experience! I knew Zoe was Laurie Metcalf's daughter but had no idea Cyrus was her dad!