It's easy to understand how Sheldon Cooper could be annoying, but Jim Parsons? Nooooo.
However, it's apparently possible. The funnyman stopped by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last night to talk about some of his latest projects, including an upcoming animated release called Home (hitting theaters March 27) which co-stars Steve Martin and singer Rihanna, and revealed that he managed to get under the Barbados beauty's skin during their press tour.
So what did he do?! "I've been doing press with Steve Martin and Rihanna and I, being around her, her songs keep coming into my head and I keep saying, like, 'Yellow diamonds in…' I mean, just out of nowhere I'll be doing it," he explains and notes that RiRi wasn't exactly thrilled about it.
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"And first off, her reaction is always…she'll look at me and she goes, 'That gives me chills,' and not in a good way. Like, please stop," he continued, LOL! Although Parsons wasn't intending to be annoying, he flipped the script in his head to try and understand from her perspective.
"But the second thing I thought was, this might be really irritating. Like what if she was doing 'bazinga' [Parson's catch phrase on The Big Bang Theory] the whole time we were doing press, and I'd go, 'Would you shut up?' I thought it was a compliment."
Don't worry, Jim's constant singing of popular Rihanna tracks didn't drive a wedge between them. In fact, the two were extra-cute while doing an interview with New York's Z100. When asked what fans can expect from Rih's upcoming performance at the iHeart Radio Music Awards at the end of the month, she replied, "It will be hopefully a brand new song."
That quickly drew a reaction from Parsons (aka her new biggest fan?), who said, "Really? That's exciting!"
Jim Parsons, he's just like us.