Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More.

The Hilarious Reason Young Sheldon's Raegan Revord Wouldn't Enjoy Having A Sheldon In Real Life

"Young Sheldon" is, at its heart, a family show. Even beyond the fictional family, there's a real connection between the actors. In an interview with KTLA 5 in Los Angeles, "Young Sheldon" star Raegan Revord, who plays Missy, said that the cast feels like a real family. In another interview with NowThis Kids, Revord described her relationship with Iain Armitage (Sheldon Cooper) as being like that of a real brother and sister. "It's so much fun because we have such a brother-sister relationship," Revord explained. "We'll be in the middle of a scene, and all of a sudden, we just both glance at each other at the exact same moment and just burst out laughing for no reason whatsoever."

In a third interview with Entertainment Tonight, Revord talked about what it was like to grow up on the show, rejecting the common narrative about what life is like for child actors. "There's this stereotype with child actors that they're growing up and they don't have a childhood," Revord said. "And that's not true. This show has changed me for the better. It's taught me so many things. ... Because of the show, I have a family here."

Despite feeling a familial connection to her co-stars, Revord said back in 2018 that she wouldn't enjoy having a brother like Sheldon in real life, and her reasoning makes it clear that, at the time, she was still very much a kid.

She doesn't want Sheldon to get all the attention

In a 2018 interview with the German outlet Serienjunkies, Raegan Revord explained why she wouldn't enjoy having Sheldon Cooper as a brother. "One thing I may not like is that people will probably give him all the attention," Revord said, putting a significant emphasis on the word "all." "And I want at least 1% of the attention. ... If we split the attention half and half, I wouldn't mind."

There are plenty of instances of Missy feeling like Sheldon gets all the attention on "Young Sheldon." In the Season 3 episode "Pasadena," for example, Sheldon decides that he wants to go to California to see Stephen Hawking speak at Caltech, and while his family is originally very reluctant, they and his school find a way to get him to the lecture. Meanwhile, Missy points out that their parents wouldn't even buy her the book she wanted, forcing her to borrow a copy from the library that has a booger on one of the pages.

Of course, Missy gets more attention than she knows what to do with when she grows up. In her first appearance on "The Big Bang Theory," Season 1's "The Pork Chop Indeterminacy," all three of Sheldon's male friends shower her with attention in the hopes of sleeping with her.