Actress Mayim Bialik is into something new!
“The Big Bang Theory” alum is now the new face of “Jeopardy!” and recently finished up hosting the “Jeopardy!” National College Championship. In a recent TikTok video, she revealed that she has been doing something at home to help her feel a little more zen.
Mayim Bialik Makes ‘Embarrassing’ Confession On TikTok!
@mayimbialikMy tiny meditation corner. 🔮💎☺️✨🕯♬ She Share Story (for Vlog) – 山口夕依
In the almost two-minute-long video, the 46-year-old neuroscientist revealed that she created a meditation corner during the last year of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown to help her feel more secure.
“This is kind of embarrassing but ones of the things that I did during this last year of the pandemic is I tried to find spaces in my home that could bring me comfort,” Mayim said in the video. “Because without all the places that I normally go to distract me or do fun things, it was feeling kind of hard. It was feeling hard. So, I turned a tiny meditation corner in my bedroom. Don’t laugh.”
Although she asked her followers not to laugh, Mayim couldn’t help but start laughing herself.
“I’m laughing because what I think the Gwyneth Paltrow version of this is which is very different,” she said before showing her followers “all [her] pretty things” like crystals, candles, incense, and stones.
“This is my meditation corner,” Mayim explained. “I sit here. I turn off all the lights at night and I just put [one] light on and I light some candles. Sometimes I just sit. Sometimes I do meditate … I don’t mean to by embarrassed by it. It’s just something I’ve never had, and I really like it.”
Many fans supported her for making her mental health a priority.
“No embarrassment, no laughing,” one fan wrote. “Everyone needs a space of their own Yours is just like you, cool and cute.”
“Well done,” another commented. “Enjoy the peace and calm.”
It seems like Mayim may need a bit more calm in her life, because she revealed that she’s feeling a bit overwhelmed with all of the criticism concerning her new role as “Jeopardy!” host.
Mayim Bialik Says That ‘Jeopardy!’ Criticism Is Due To Her Gender
As The Blast previously reported, Mayim seems to think that the audience is perceiving her differently due to her gender.
“I’m female, and as much as men and women can and should do the same things, women are perceived differently,” she explained.
“I really try to be a neutral presence as much as possible so that it is not an issue,” she continued. “I get to be myself. I make a lot of stupid jokes. Ken and I both want to highlight our contestants, make them feel comfortable, make them feel good. The way he says things, I’m assuming he probably knows all those things. For me, I get to read them like, ‘Wow, this is amazing.’”
Mayim Bialik Reveals The ‘Least Helpful’ Advice That She’s Ever Received
Even though she said that she get to be herself on stage, Bialik said that “be yourself” is the least helpful advice that she’s received so far .
“It’s really, like, be yourself,” she explained. “But don’t do too much of this. Don’t do much of that. Don’t stand like that. Make sure you stand up straight. Don’t be too sexy. Don’t be not sexy.”
“In general, it’s the kind of thing I’ve needed a lot of practice, and the only way to get practice is to actually do the shows,” she added. “So I hope that I’m getting more natural, more smooth, less stupid jokes — but I can’t guarantee that.”
“Speaking Jeopardese, as we call it, is an acquired skill,” she explained. “Not saying the same thing every time something is right, having each commercial break sound a little bit different, those are all challenges.”
“I think the steepest learning curve is also [having] someone in your ear,” she added. “You are processing a lot of information in real-time. When things go wrong, it’s hard because wrong can mean they have to reset the whole board. Wrong can be very time-consuming. There’s a lot of pressure. It is a high-pressure job that I do in heels.”