'Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons Looks 'Unrecognizable' In New Magazine Shots

Celebrities should really have to run any dramatic changes to their looks by their fans first. Such a shock to our systems can be truly devastating, especially if the celeb in question has made a mistake — Jennifer Grey's new nose definitely comes to mind!

Sometimes, a brand new look isn't always horrible, but it can be really shocking. Explosive! Almost like a big bang.

*The Big Bang Theory* is one of the most popular sitcoms of all time.

It's probably one of the best sitcoms to air since Friends, and since the show ran for 12 seasons, the actors all had to pretty much maintain their characters' signature looks for over a decade.

You might think that's hard, but I've had the same hairstyle for longer than some teenagers have been alive.

Everyone on the show had a look that they basically stuck with the entire run of the show.

Sure, Penny got a cute little pixie cut at one point, but basically everyone rocked their own style the whole show: Bernadette in her cute dresses and tights, Howard with his bowl cut and turtlenecks, Raj in his sweaters, Leonard in his corduroy pants...

They weren't supposed to be the height of fashion, okay?

Sheldon Cooper definitely had a recognizable look.

Tall, short dark hair slicked to the side, graphic t-shirt of some time usually emblazoned with some nerdy logo or another, and usually a smug expression too.

I always thought he would be pretty cute if he wasn't so dorky!

The actor who plays him, Jim Parsons, has pretty much looked the same.

Since the show ended in 2019, Jim Parsons has pretty much kept Sheldon's style, with the addition of glasses and a bit longer hair.

I always thought he was very handsome — the longer hair really made him look more relaxed and fun than Sheldon!

Jim just debuted a startling new look

Jim just shared this cover shot from L'Officiel magazine where he was rocking some brand new blonde highlights and much longer hair than we ever would see on Sheldon.

Trying to imagine this guy popping out of a ball pit and yelling "Bazinga!" just does not compute!

Fans in the comments said he "looks totally unrecognizable" with the new 'do.

"I didn't even realize who this was at first!" one fan wrote, and another added, "Sheldon, is that you?!"

Honestly, the more I look at it, the more I like it! It takes a lot of courage to try out a brand new style.

Needless to say, he got a lot of people talking.

"This looks like robert pattinson in a jim parsons costume," one fan on Twitter said, which I think is a little bit mean to both Jim Parsons and Robert Pattinson!

Besides, when it comes down to Edward Cullen vs. Sheldon Cooper, we know who's going to win in our hearts.

Jim isn't the only *Big Bang Theory* star to rock a new look recently.

The lovably dorky Raj Koothrappali, played by Kunal Nayyar, was almost always seen in a collared shirt under a sweater with longer, curly hair.

For a new Netflix role, Kunal showed off a brand new look.

Kunal showed off a much sleeker look in a trailer for the show *Criminal*.

Showing off a full beard and a much shorter cut, Kunal showed off his acting chops by portraying a hardened criminal.

Fans were pretty shocked by this transformation too! I think he looks cute both ways, but I have to say I thought Raj was just so cute with his style.

It's pretty obvious Kunal wanted to stand out for more than just being Raj in his career.

“I wanted to make sure that whatever I did next was like, ‘Wait, who is this? Oh My God. Is that the guy from The Big Bang?!’, as opposed to ‘Oh there’s Raj, playing a killer,’" Kunal said about the new role and the new look.

We definitely won't be thinking that last one! Raj is nowhere to be found!

Of course, it's not easy to shake off the association of a character from one of the most popular sitcoms of all time.

"Physically, I’m so recognizable from my voice, I’m so recognizable from my face…" Kunal said about how hard he'd have to work to achieve the goal.

I don't think anyone's going to be confusing Raj for this character! For one, he's not wearing a sweater...

It really goes to show that *Big Bang* is really over!

With reruns playing all the time, it's easy to forget that the show actually is done, but the further the cast strays away from their iconic looks, the more it sinks in! I'm not done mourning yet, personally.

Although I have to say, I wouldn't blame Simon Helberg if he's decided to ditch Howard Wolowitz' infamous bowl cut.

What do you think of these new looks?

Are you a fan of Jim Parsons' new blond look? Do you think he looks handsome or do you prefer Sheldon's classic look?

Let us know how you feel in our comments section below!