Mayim Bialik calls hosting “danger!” a “nerd’s dream”.
Last August, The Big Bang Theory star was named co-host of the syndicated quiz show alongside show champion Ken Jennings, who turns 48 on May 23.
“It’s incredible to be surrounded by the writers and researchers who are working to bring ‘Jeopardy!’ to create,” she told the Post at Fox Upfront in New York. “And yes, it’s incredible to work with candidates and people who know a tremendous variety of information.”
One thing the former child star doesn’t really love is the attention that’s been thrown at her wardrobe and looks — and wishes she could scale it down.
“Most men wear suits when they go there, so yes,” she said. “The fact is we don’t live in a culture where I can wear a gray suit and then a blue suit, but maybe we’ll see next year. I don’t think anyone should think about it that much, especially me.
“I’m one of those people who thinks there should be a standard set of dresses for women on red carpets so we don’t have that many. You can do long sleeves or short sleeves – that’s it and everyone goes home.”
The 46-year-old actress proudly describes herself as “both geek and nerd” and was happy to explain the variations.
“Geeks usually associate more with ‘Star Wars’ or ‘Star Trek’ or ‘D&D,’ and I have those bits,” Bialik said. “And the nerd is, I think my idea of a good time is reading science papers. So I’m kind of all those things, I guess. In my normal life, I fall into the category of very, very nerdy, geeky guys. I don’t usually look like this. I look like a regular nerd walking the streets.”
Bialik was decked out to promote her series Call Me Kat, which has just been renewed for a third season. The sitcom also stars Leslie Jordan and Cheyenne Jackson.
“It’s very unusual for multicam shows to have the opportunity for a third season,” she shared. “We know there aren’t many of us left.”
“Being a staff actor is a very unusual thing,” continued the single mother-of-two. “I think of the hundreds of people who work to make our show what it is and that’s all of our staff and crew. Cameramen, carpenters who start work at 10 a.m., people who clean up behind us, these people have a job in a very complicated economy and that makes us happy.”