Manhattan Family Court Judge Judith Sheindlin, popularly known for her decades-old show “Judge Judy,” just announced the Oscar-winning actress she wants to play her in a biopic. The media personality has been a part of the courtroom series since it premiered in 1996.
Judy has judged minor claim cases in the hundreds over her 25 seasons on the show. Last year, she moved on to its spinoff, “Judy Justice,” with her as the creator and face of the show. While the show received an impressive amount of attention and a Daytime Emmy award in its first season, it was nowhere near the original series.
After decades as a loved tv personality and hosting two popular shows, the Judge recently revealed who she wanted to play her in a future biopic. The American court show arbitrator disclosed that she would like Oscar-winning actress and her close friend, Reese Witherspoon, to do the honors.
Read on to learn more.
Judge Judy Wants Reese Witherspoon To Play Her
While Judy isn’t particularly interested in an onscreen depiction of her life story, she knows exactly who she wants to play her if the situation arises. While talking to E! News on November 16, the actress said she would love Witherspoon to play her.
Judy called the Oscar-winning actress a “fabulous lady” and said they were friends. She also claimed that in the event of a biopic, she was sure Witherspoon would give an excellent depiction of her. “We’re friends, and she gets me, and I know she does,” Judy said
“And I think she’s a great actress, and I think she could—if they did, which I would not like—I think that she could carry that off,” she continued. Witherspoon previously acted as a lawyer, albeit a perky one, in her early 2000s hit movie “Legally Blonde.”
‘Judge Judy’ Ended In 2020
After decades on air, “Judge Judy” came to an end in July 2021. The show debuted in September 1996 and ran for 25 seasons with Judy as its star. After the courtroom series came to a close, two spinoffs sprung up “Judy Justice,” featuring the media personality, and “Tribunal” which had Judge Judy’s trusty Bailiff Byrd as its star.
Judy made the announcement during a 2020 “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” where she explained that there would be several years worth of reruns for viewers. “Next year will be our 25th season, silver anniversary.”
“And CBS, I think, sort of felt they wanted to optimally utilize the repeats of my program because now they have 25 years of reruns,” Judy continued per E! News. “So what they decided to do was to sell a couple of years’ worth of reruns.”
‘Judge Judy’ Won Several Prestigious Awards
During the E! News interview, the media personality teased the unreleased spinoff “Judy Justice.” She explained that she was not in the slightest bit tired and was preparing for the show. “The following couple of years, you should be able to catch all the reruns that CBS has sold to the stations that are currently carrying Judy, and Judy Justice will be going elsewhere. Isn’t that fun?” Judy said.
During its time on air, “Judge Judy” received several awards and was integral to reviving the courtroom programming genre on television. For its 25-year run, the show was the highest Nielsen-rated court program and was as impressive in the ranking for television broadcasts in daytime syndication and television.
‘Judy Justice’ Was Released In 2021
“Judy Justice” is a spinoff of the famous courtroom series “Judge Judy.” The arbitration-based reality court show is also presided over by Judy and features the judge adjudicating several real-life minor claims disputes, much like “Judge Judy.” The show is also set in a simulated courtroom and requires that everyone involved sign arbitration contracts that agree to Judy’s ruling.
“Judy Justice” officially premiered on November 1, 2021, with four episodes released on the same day. Amazon Studios was behind the program’s production, and the series was the first standard courtroom show broadcast exclusively via a streaming service.
Although its predecessor, “Judge Judy,” was significantly more popular than “Judy Justice” in the first season, the spinoff reached the No 1 original program on IMDb TV. The show also won a Daytime Emmy Award in its first season for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program.