For ‘Young Sheldon’ Star Zoe Perry, Playing a Version of Her Mom Wasn’t Easy

Zoe Perry grew up hanging out on the set of ABC's Roseanne, which starred her mother, Laurie Metcalf, and was exec produced by Chuck Lorre. As luck would have it, Perry — the daughter of Metcalf and Scandal star Jeff Perry — would come to work for Lorre as well. And Metcalf, who originated the role of Sheldon's (Jim Parsons) mother, Mary, on CBS' The Big Bang Theory had nothing to do with her daughter landing the same role in CBS prequel Young Sheldon.

As part of THR's Hollywood Legacies issue, Perry opens up about having to audition to land a role that her mother originated.

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