Big Bang Theory's Sheldon Cooper may be the epitome of bluntness, but the man who portrays him, Jim Parsons, is a bit more subtle. Two-time Emmy winner Parsons quietly came out in a May 23 New York Times profile that -- three-quarters of the way through -- casually explained the actor's reason for taking a role in the Broadway revival of The Normal Heart, about gay New Yorkers grappling with AIDS in the 1980s. "The Normal Heart resonated with him on a few levels," reads the profile. "Mr. Parsons is gay and in a 10-year relationship, and working with an ensemble again onstage was like nourishment, he said." Talk about burying the lede.