Iain Armitage was not aware of The Big Bang Theory
Has only 10 years (he had 9 in season 1), Iain Armitage is already a star of the series ! Before playing in Young Sheldon, the young actor was already noted in Big Little Lies , where he played the role of Ziggy, the son of Jane (Shailene Woodley), and in which he will be back for season 2. But the young actor confesses that he has never been a big fan of the series and has even confided to Tv Z that he did not know The Big Bang Theory before auditioning for Young Sheldon. Not really surprising given his young age ! Recalling her audition for the series, Iain Armitage said he was at a meeting with a producer saw posters for the show worn by Jim Parsons. “It’s not for me to say practically nothing because I do look for and say never watch tv !” a-t-he explained.
How he impressed the casting director
Despite his young age, Iain Armitage has immediately impressed the casting director as well as Steve Moralo, co-creator of the series with Chuck Lorre. For his audition, he sent a DVD of him doing a monologue, accompanied by imitations and filmed in the living room of his grand-mother. “This is the first child that made us all laugh,” remembered Steve Moralo in an interview given to Esquire. The hearing in the person proved to be equally compelling and that is the way that the young boy has got the role of Sheldon Cooper child version.