In a 2017 joint interview for CBS This Morning with Jim Parsons and Iain Armitage, Parsons was asked what he was like as a producer, and he insisted that he’s “very mediocre” at it. Of course, nobody present, including Armitage, was willing to let Parsons be that humble, but Parsons insisted it’s a skill set that doesn’t come naturally to him. “I’ve never been somebody who’s comfortable giving another actor direction,” Parsons explained. “I don’t know what makes any other actor tick, necessarily.”
Parsons echoed these sentiments in a 2018 interview with CBS News when he said that he was still learning all the things a producer has to do. “I don’t know all the things that one must consider when putting together a project,” Parsons told CBS News. “I’m learning them, things that are hard for me to get my head around, like the value an actor brings to a project, and the money such-and-such can bring.”
But, for all his early misgivings about being a producer, Parsons seems to continue to have success, and people still want to work with him. As of 2021, Digital Spy reported that Parsons and O’Connell were working on a second series together for HBO Max called “Accessible” which, if it ever gets made, will feature a primarily disabled cast.