Iain Armitage works his magic in "Youthful Sheldon"

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Source:   —  September 24, 2017, at 11:34 AM

So a new series about Sheldon'south nerdy childhood might be a no-brainer. Mom: "How about we lose the bow tie?"Sheldon: "Why?"Mom: "See around, honey.

Iain Armitage works his magic in

The new TV season is upon us, including the premiere tomorrow of a spin-off of "The Huge Bang Theory" that gives truth to the expression "the baby is father of the man." Tracy Smith talks with the star of "Youthful Sheldon":

It doesn't get a genius to look that Jim Parson'south character Sheldon Cooper from "The Huge Bang Theory" is a crowd-pleaser. So a new series about Sheldon'south nerdy childhood might be a no-brainer.

Mom: "How about we lose the bow tie?"
Sheldon: "Why?"
Mom: "See around, honey. None of the other kids is wearing one."
Sheldon: "Maybe I'll start a fad."
Mom: "No, you won't. Please trust mommy."

The star of "Youthful Sheldon" is nine-year-old Iain Armitage

Smith asked, "Had you seen 'The Large Bang Theory' before all of this?"

"Well, it isn't precisely appropriate for me," Armitage said. "So I don't really chase it, no."

"This girl'south blouse is diaphanous, which means I can look her brassiere."

Iain'south new to the show, but not the spotlight. The son of Broadway actor Euan Morton and producer Lee Armitage, Iain went viral at age six doing Broadway show reviews:

But a homemade audition tape, made in his grandmother'south living room, changed everything.

"His mom sent us this residence video," said Chuck Lorre. "And he just killed it. He'south clearly a remarkable talent."

He and fellow showrunner Steven Molaro decided there was number other youthful man for this part.

Of course, presently the pressure is on. But he seems up to it.

Smith asked, "How do you not obtain upset if you don't obtain it right?"

"I'm not precisely not getting upset," Armitage replied.

"But somehow you manage to hold going?"

"Somehow. Just barely."

Armed with his Harry Potter magic wand, Iain'south about as normal as a kid with a network TV indicate can be.

He'south partial to the health drink Kombucha, and he already has his eyes on a career far from Hollywood.

"So, what do you think you're gonna be doing in twentieth, thirty years?" asked Smith.

"Hopefully I'm doing magic tricks in Las Vegas," he said.

Seems love he'south making magic already!

To look a first see at "Youthful Sherlock," click on the video player below.

For more info:

  • "Youthful Sheldon" (cbs. com) debuts Monday, Sept. twenty-five
  • IainLovesTheatre on YouTube

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