American child actor Iain Armitage has become a known name in Hollywood ever since his debut in Big Little Lies in 2017. Since then he has acted in various films and TV series: his most recent being Young Sheldon.
- Iain Armitage’s road to success
- When Iain was Ziggy Chapman
- Young Sheldon Cooper’s popularity
- Ziggy vs Sheldon
Iain’s debut and his journey to Hollywood
Iain Armitage caught the attention of theatre experts after his YouTube series ‘Iain loves theatre’ went viral. The series starring the young talent himself, was dedicated to reviewing theatrical shows. Ever since then, he has starred in many tv series and films.
In 2018, he was casted as Ziggy in Big Little Liars alongside famous actors like Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodle among many others. The eight times primetime Emmy awards winner, is a mystery-drama series based on a novel by the same name.
What was Iain’s role in Big Little Lies?
Iain Armitage plays Ziggy Chapman as one of the main leads in the series. Ziggy who is a child by rape, has a mature relationship with his mother. No matter what the circumstances, he is always found to be stuck in the wrong situations at the wrong time which causes bad publicity for himself.
The young star has been praised for his acting skills by co-stars and fans. Chulzle on reddit says — “I love ziggy and the tremendous insight he portrays into a kid that kind of has to grow up too fast and learn adult facial expressions etc.”
A tweet from @spun_sugar1 says — ” I’ll start, all men are so immature on this show. I’m not sure how any of them got with the women they are with. Ziggy Chapman is the most mature male character on the show and he’s just a kid.” Seems like Iain Armitage definitely played his character really well.
What was Iain’s role in Young Sheldon?
Iain plays the role of 9 year old Sheldon Cooper in Young Sheldon. The young boy is a geeky yet witty scientist in the making who loves explaining the existence of life with scientific theories. He lives with his family in East Texas and doesn’t believe in his family’s religious beliefs which lead him to create his own religion called Mathology.
Starring in Young Sheldon has been a major change for Iain’s acting career. As much as they liked him in BLL, fans couldn’t be any less excited about young sheldon. @getzerochill tweeted saying, “This kid who plays young Sheldon Cooper is sah kyot !!!” Another tweet by @mcyjrg said, “iain armitage has clearer accent and pronunciation than my future”
Sheldon vs Ziggy
Fans blew up social media platforms to voice out their opinions on which character they liked better. If surveys state right, most fans are crazier about Ziggy than they are about Young Sheldon. A fan retweeted video Journalist Hannah Jewel’s tweet correcting her that Iain wasn’t Young Sheldon but Ziggy Chapman. Another tweet by fan @timjbarber said that he prefers Ziggy Chapman.
Meanwhile, young sheldon fans took to Twitter to express their love for the show. A tweet by Jeon W describes his experience as, “I am obsessed with him. I binge-watch Young sheldon every time I need something to laugh.” This was followed by a reply from @XVTWOWNO as she said, ” Yes, lain Armitage is just too cute. I’ve been watching that on Netflix”
But some fans like myself think the talented actor did a great job as both characters. So, are you team Ziggy Chapman or team Young Sheldon? Let us know in the comment section below!