Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Questions with THE BIG BANG THEORY’s Simon Helberg

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At what point does it sink in that you’re a part of something special?
Simon Helberg:
It’s funny, because when we’re shooting the show, it’s just about five people who love each other and hang out which you might not get when you’re watching at home. But things like seeing the cover of TV Guide, or attending Comic Con, it’s moments like those where you’re like “Oh My God!” That’s surreal.

Do you think we’ll ever see the day when Wolowitz gets a steady girlfriend?
It would definitely be possible, but it would have to be a very specific type of girlfriend. Especially when you consider that if Wolowitz had to choose between his mother and a girl, he may choose his mother.

Speaking of which, will we ever meet Wolowitz’s mom?
I don’t think so. I don’t think you’d ever want to see the face behind such a shrill and shredding voice. It’s much better to leave it to the imagination.

One thing fans don’t want to leave to their imagination is a sequel to DR. HORRIBLE’S SING-A-LONG BLOG. Does Moist [Helberg’s character] have a role in part deux?
However the sequel manifests itself, be it as a movie, Broadway show [I’ve heard rumors about it all] they, [the Whedons] have hinted, so I believe the answer to that is yes.

Would it be safe to say that in Hollywood it helps to be a “F.O.J.” [Friend of Joss]
I’m actually really good friends with his brother Jed who wrote and did the music for DR. HORRIBLE. But they’re all supremely talented and being a friend with any Whedon — yes, I lucked out! It was a fantastic thing to be a part of.

  • Silly

    We all know there is only one person who can pull off as his mother
    And it would fit perfectly within the show: Roseanne Barr

  • Silly,
    Genius casting idea!

  • Ace

    Aww, I’ve heard rumblings of Rosanne to play Leonard’s mom!

  • Silly

    @Ace … guess who is part of spreading the rumour? haha
    I really want her on the show since so many Roseanne people already starred, and she really fits perfect to that role

  • Ali

    Crrently mixing up my Moms so forgive me, but wasn’t Christine Baranski, Leonard’s mom?

  • Ace

    Ali — You are right. I must have missed that episode! Wolowitz’s mom it is!

  • Nicole

    You will never see Wolowitz’s Mom, because the person who does her voice is none other than Simon Helberg, the actor who plays Howard Wolowitz!

  • Val

    Sorry to break to you guys, I was wondering this myself, and have come to find out that actress Carol Ann Susi does Howard Wolowitz. However, Roseanne Barr could be an excellent choice if the character where ever to be actually seen.

  • Cinemastique

    Wolowitz’s Mom is voiced by Carol Ann Susi, not Simon. Your theory was a popular myth at one point, though!