Helberg star of the hit TV show “ The Big Bang Theory” tells the story of his “ painful journey” to marriage in their recently released film “ We’ll Never Have Paris.”
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Simon Helberg long time star of the hit TV show “ The Big Bang Theory” has made his directing debut in partnership with his wife, Jocelyn Towne.
The film “ We’ll Never Have Paris ” marks the couple’s first joint venture into life on the other side of the camera with both Helberg and Ms. Towne having appeared in a number of movies in the past, although this was the first time that they have ever worked together.
Even more risky is the fact that the screenplay of “ We’ll Never Have Paris ” describes the couple’s personal experiences of being in a long term relationship, and the decisions and indecisions leading up to eventually “ tying the knot.”
Describing the story, which Simon also penned, as being such a painful journey, that we decided to make a hilarious comedy about all of the heartache and torture that he put myself and everyone else through, including breaking up with his long term partner before eventually proposing.
Jocelyn Towne confessed that she was surprised that Simon was prepared to reveal the details of the relationship and the fact that the couple had broken out after being together for dated for several years, before eventually marrying in 2007. “I was really scared when I first sat down to read the script, which turned out to be ilarious, making me look back on the experience in a different way, ” Jocelyn recalled.
The Big Bang Theory cast
Helberg cast himself in the leading role in the movie, under the fictional name of Quinn while Melanie Lynskey plays Devon, who is the screen version of Jocelyn Towne.
As he does so well in the Big Bang Theory, Simon Helberg once again plays the part of a somewhat neurotic, fretful and indecisive character, who simply cannot make his mind up and leaves panic and consternation in his wake, eventually stage managing a breakup with Devon to test the waters. Unfortunately, his plan rebounds upon him, after Devon leaves to find herself in Paris, which is where the complications really begin to set in.
Helberg’s directorial debut also features Maggie Grace, Zachary Quinto, Alfred Molina and Jason Ritter.
“We’ll Never Have Paris” made its debut this week at the South by Southwest (SXSW) film in Austin, Texas.
Simon Helberg and Jocelyn Towne have been married since July 15, 2007. The Helberg’s first child, Adeline, was born on May 8, 2012 and the couple is expecting their second, sometime towards the end of this year.
Simon Helberg was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, into a family with a considerable background in the entertainment industry, the son of actor Sandy Helberg and casting director Harriet Helberg
Helberg attended high school in Santa Monica, California, going on to attend New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Simon Helberg has been a member of the cast of the Big Bang Theory since it got underway in 2007 and is a recipient of the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
Jocelyn Towne is best known as a film actress having starred in actress, known for Havoc, released in 2005, The Selling in 2011 and most recently I Am I which came out last year. Jocelyn’s uncle is a well-known Hollywood screenwriter Robert Towne.