'Big Bang' Cast Is Starstruck at James Earl Jones


The Big Bang Theory is getting a very special guest on this Thursday's brand-new episode -- the legendary James Earl Jones!

ET's Rocsi Diaz recently paid a visit to the set, where the cast of the hit CBS comedy made no secret of their excitement at having the beloved actor on set.

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"It's pretty insane to have James Earl Jones around at all," Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper) said. "He's just such an honest-to-God actor. ... There's no way ever you can even realize the amount of work he's done."

In a preview of the episode, Sheldon geeks out when he chances upon Jones in a restaurant, thanks to his legendary Star Wars role as the voice of Darth Vader.

And in real-life, Jones is a good sport about encountering die-hard Star Wars fans.

"Usually they have rows of posters they want me to sign," he told ET. "The young kids, I can't resist it. I have to do that."

Check out the video to hear why Jones is a big fan of The Big Bang Theory, and to hear Kaley Cuoco's reaction at having "the voice" at a table-reading of the script!

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The Big Bang Theory's episode guest starring James Earl Jones, titled The Convention Conundrum, will air this Thursday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. on CBS.