In red carpet interview, Mayim Bialik says she’d love to permanently host Jeopardy


Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer

In a live interview with ET, Jewish superstar Mayim Bialik made headlines when she said she’d ‘love’ to take on the role as the host of Jeopardy! host full-time.

“I would love that,” the Call Me Kat star told ET’s Lauren Zima on the 27th Critics’ Choice Awards red carpet on Sunday. “I like to say, I’ve lived season to season, since I was about 13 years old. So, what I know is I’m hosting until May 6, and beyond that, hopefully.”

Bialik would become the first full-time host of the popular game show ever.

“I think being a female is its own mark,” she said. “My grandparents were immigrants to this country, so I think for me, being in two generations being a woman and a host in that iconic role blows my mind.”

Our favorite Jewish mom and neuroscientist began a her stint hosting the iconic game show on Monday, September 20, 2021 following the scandal-ridden quest to replace beloved late “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek.

Mayim shares daily hosting duties with Ken Jennings (who holds the record for the show’s longest winning streak). The actress and Jennings now trade-off duties “as their schedules allow.”

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Bialik apparently can do it all.

She says she had never had any intention of directing a movie, but she’s doing it anyway

In 2015, after the death of her father, Bialik began writing as a therapeutic exercise. Now, those efforts are bared fruit, with her debut of “As They Made Us” (in theaters and on-demand April 8). Described as a mordantly funny family drama starring Dianna Agron (“Shiva Baby”) and two-time Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman.

“I consider the whole thing this wonderful accident,” Bialik told USA Today. “There’s a very specific year of mourning that we do in traditional Judaism. After that year, I felt an urge that I’ve never felt before to start putting down in writing a lot of my experiences and memories of grief. And literally, I ended up with a screenplay. I’ve never written one before.”