View Poll Results: Who's the better Mary?
Laurie Metcalf as older Sheldon's mother 5 50.00%
Zoe Perry as younger Sheldon's mother 3 30.00%
Who makes better pie? 2 20.00%
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:48 PM
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Mary Cooper vs. Mary Cooper

By that I mean Laurie Metcalf as Sheldon Cooper's mother or Zoe Perry as Young Sheldon's mother.

Use any criteria you want, but let's please keep the thread responses not icky.
Old 05-17-2018, 07:51 PM
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I don't think they could have found a better actor to play Mrs Cooper, minus 30 years. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure Laurie could have done it, but they got really lucky with Zoe.
Old 05-17-2018, 07:54 PM
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I'd say they are equally good. I might give Laurie the edge as she is the one who originated the role. On the other hand, I might give Zoe the edge as she was able to duplicate it.
Old 05-17-2018, 08:05 PM
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In case folks are unaware, Zoe Perry is Laurie Metcalf's daughter in real life.
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I think Zoe has more acting challenges, since she has latent emotions that we know that will later come out with Laurie. At times it seems that Laurie is portraying a stereotype (although she and Alfred left that dinner together....). Laurie seems meaner, but we know that Zoe is a repressed mean person, which is a harder act.
Old 05-18-2018, 07:58 AM
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Zoe Perry is the daughter of Laurie Metcalf, in case you were wondering why Zoe does such a fantastic job of portraying the character.



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