Actress Mayim Bialik debut as the guest host of “Jeopardy!”
In front of her debut as the guest host of “Jeopardy!” this week, actress Mayim Bialik of “The Big Bang Theory” opened up about what fans can expect.
In a exclusive interview posted on the “Jeopardy!” YouTube channel Friday, Bialik said it’s an honor to be hosting from May 31 to June 11 because the trivia game show is “such an iconic and unbelievable piece of our collective culture.”
“To be considered part of it really in any way is just an immense honor, especially for someone who has dedicated so much of my life to academia, to knowing things and being able to communicate things,” she said.
In the almost five-minute-long interview, Bialik, 45, jumps into what she desires to acquire her part as guest host, how her children responded to the news of her guest-hosting and what prepared her for the role.
Bialik, who has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and is at present starring in Fox’s “Call me Kat,” follows other “Jeopardy!” guest hosts NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers, writer Katie Couric and surprisingly the game-show legend Ken Jennings.
“I think being a woman of science, as I am, is something that I’m obviously very passionate about presenting myself as. I really didn’t grow up with a lot of female role models, and I think, especially for young people – not just young girls, but for young girls and boys – to see that women can be scientists and can do these types of intellectual things,” said Bialik when asked what she hopes to bring to the role as guest host. “That feels very important to me.”
She likewise added that as a second-generation American, it’s an “unbelievable opportunity” to see how much her family has had the option to achieve.
When inquired as to whether she had at any point met the late “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, who passed on in November from pancreatic disease, Bialik said he showed up on her 1990s sitcom “Blossom.” However, she couldn’t really interact with him.
At the point when asked what she would be wearing during the show, she said she was extremely enthusiastic about her decisions.
“Much as women are accomplished in many fields and we’ve made so many changes in how we are represented and how we are seen, it’s by in large a confusing time I think still for women in terms of what we’re expected to look like and what people think when we dress a certain way or don’t,” she said. “For me, I just really wanted to look like the academic that I was trained to be.”
She added that found her own version of how to honor Trebek, who consistently wore a suit, that was “flattering and comfortable in… and I also wanted to bring in a little bit of flair, but not too much.”
In March, Bialik posted via web-based media the initial look her part as guest host.
“Had a pretty darn good day at work. @jeopardy #wow”.
As per USA Today, Bialik recorded every one of the 10 episodes more than two days.