Iain Armitage's reflection after filming the final chapter of 'Young Sheldon'

In Young Sheldon they have already closed the beach bar.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
17 April 2024 Wednesday 23:25
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Iain Armitage's reflection after filming the final chapter of 'Young Sheldon'

In Young Sheldon they have already closed the beach bar. This week the last scenes of the final chapter were filmed, which will air in May in the United States. “What a joy, what an honor and what a privilege,” said the youthful Sheldon of the title, Iain Armitage, from his social networks while uploading a snapshot of director Alex Reid with the Coopers' dining room tidy and empty.

But, from his reactions to the end of the series that catapulted him to fame, the reminder of his own beginnings with an image of his first day of filming is striking: “This is me, 8 years old, preparing to film my very first scene that I did like Young Sheldon.”

Actress Melissa Peterman, who played Brenda Sparks on the series, asked him what he would say to his younger self from the present if he could: “Maybe I wouldn't say anything and let life happen as it should, but I think he would be very surprised and happy to see where we are now. “I am.”

And he is of the opinion that this child with still little experience in audiovisuals “could never have anticipated what it would feel like to film our last scene so many years later.” So what he feels is gratitude to a team he considers “incredible,” both “past and present,” and to those who have been with him during this journey.

Let's remember that, when Steven Molaro and Chuck Lorre considered a Sheldon Cooper spin-off in the form of a prequel, they didn't have it all together. They feared that if they did not find the right actor to take the reins of the character that Jim Parsons had popularized, the project could not continue. Luckily, Armitage sent them his audition. “If this had not happened, we would not have moved forward,” they explained.