Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons inspires confusion and thirst in equal measure with dramatic cover shoot makeover

Jim Parsons on the cover of L'Officiel Australia

Jim Parsons debuted a striking new look on the cover of L’Officiel Australia, and the question on everyone’s minds is: “Has he always been a hottie?”

Smouldering in incredible suits with floppy, blond hair, Parsons is the polar opposite of his Big Bang Theory character Sheldon Cooper on the cover of L’Officiel Fashion Book Hommes Australia. 

Parsons was photographed by Mike Ruiz, and shared the shoot on his Instagram.

“In non-voting news,” he wrote, “huge thank you to @lofficielau for putting me on their cover.”

He thanked the magazine for letting him “go in depth about [his new Netflix musical] Boys in the Band.”

Jim Parsons covers L’Officiel and sparks an internet drought.

Jim Parsons quickly sparked thirst in all corners of the internet.

Some Twitter users were utterly speechless, with one simply writing: “Jim Parsons. Breathe if you agree.”

Others were sorry that they had never realised they were attracted to Parsons until this very moment.


But one Twitter user theorised: “Jim Parsons was always hot, it was just hiding under a bad haircut.”

Parsons found playing Michael in The Boys in the Band an “exciting puzzle”.

Jim Parsons recently starred as Michael in the gay Netflix play adaptation The Boys in the Band.

The star-studded production is based on the revival of a groundbreaking 1968 play, which features a group of gay men at a birthday party in New York City.

In the interview with L’Officiel Australia, Parsons said of his role: “I loved playing Michael.

“He was an exciting puzzle to me that took time to figure out, to get to understand him and, to be frank, he was written with such complications that I know I would still be finding things to understand about him even now if I were still working on him.

“I developed great empathy for him and the tortured way he lived his life and, at some point in the process, I began to see more and more ways I identified with him – though I am very fortunate to live in a very different time in the world and don’t have to deal with so much overt-shaming.”