In a profile of the Emmy-winning actor published Wednesday (May 23), the Times writes, “Mr. Parsons is gay and in a 10-year relationship.” Zap2it reached out to Parsons’ publicist for comment but hasn’t heard back.
The line is part of a story about Parsons readying for the June 14 Broadway opening of “Harvey.” In the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, he will play Elwood P. Dowd, a mild-mannered man with an invisible friend, a 6-foot-tall rabbit. The play was adapted into a 1950 film that earned Jimmy Stewart an Academy Award nomination.
As far as any comparisons between his performance and Stewart’s, Parsons is realistic. “People may not like me as Elwood, people may say ‘I enjoyed Jimmy Stewart more’ … There’s nothing I can do about that. But I have to come in and take a stand on the performance.”