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.