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Larry King NowAug 19 '16

Actor Simon Helbergreturns to 'Larry King Now' to detail his latest film, 'Florence FosterJenkins,' in which he stars alongside Meryl Streep & Hugh Grant.Simon also dishes on what to expect in the highly-anticipated tenthseason of 'The Big Bang Theory,' and comments on the possibility ofanother 'BBT' contract extension for the cast following season ten.


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Famed funnyman Simon Helberg returns to 'Larry King Now' to detail his latest film 'Florence Foster Jenkins,' in which he stars alongside Meryl Streep & Hugh Grant. Simon also dishes on what to expect in the highly anticipated tenth season of 'The Big Bang Theory,' and comments on the possibility of even more 'BBT' in the fall of 2017.

Simon then weighs in the future of sitcom TV and if he has any interest in doing more comedy or drama as his career progresses.

Later, Helberg has some fun during the interview, doing impersonations of other Hollywood stars, including Nic Cage, Al Pacino, and Billy Baldwin, and answers fan questions submitted on social media.

QUOTES FROM THIS 'LARRY KING NOW' INTERVIEW WITH SIMON HELBERG:

*Posted Online on Ora.TV on Aug 18th 2016:

“Maybe that’s how you see me, you put me in a corner but, this is lucky, Stephen Frears is the director and a genius, but also he lives on a cloud. So he never heard of 'The Big Bang Theory' and he didn’t know my work.” —Simon Helberg on how he got the role in ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ after being typecast on ‘The Big Bang Theory’


“Those are my real fingers. Those aren't Andy Serkis’s fingers up there – that’s me” —Simon Helberg on playing piano in 'Florence Foster Jenkins'


"It is as much as a dream as anyone would ever imagine. She makes you better… As an actor it’s an amazing thing to be surprised when you’re in a scene with somebody, and then to surprise yourself. That’s what it is with her, constantly new, and there is nothing she can’t do.” —Simon Helberg on
working with Meryl Streep


“They keep us in the dark, but Howard is going to have a baby which is going to be probably a disaster. I can only imagine what a catastrophe that will be. He’s a baby himself” —Simon Helberg on the upcoming season of ‘The Big Bang Theory’


“I wanted to be a basketball player until I found out I was a short, white, Jewish kid in Los Angeles. Then I wanted to do music, and at 16 I decided to – well, I got sucked into it.” —Simon Helberg on
his path to becoming an actor