Judge Judy reveals she wants Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon to play her in a biopic

‘She gets me’: Judge Judy wants Reese Witherspoon to play her in a biopic… and, interestingly, the actress DOES look like the legal dynamo when she was young

Judge Judy Sheindlin, 80, revealed on Wednesday’s episode of E! News thatshe would like Reese Witherspoon to portray her in a biopic.

The courtroom program star admitted she would not like for a film to be made about her life story and legacy. If it had to happen, however, she would chose the Legally Blonde star.

Interestingly, Reese does resemble a young Judy

All rise! Judge Judy Sheindlin, 80, revealed that if she had to choose, she would want Reese Witherspoon to portray her in a biopic; seen in 2021

All rise! Judge Judy Sheindlin, 80, revealed that if she had to choose, she would want Reese Witherspoon to portray her in a biopic; seen in 2021

Naturally, Witherspoon would be a famous casting choice considering her experience in portraying a lawyer in the Legally Blonde films.

However, the judge explained that her reasoning was because the two know each other well.

‘We’re friends, and she gets me, and I know she does,’ Sheindlin shared. ‘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.’

Throwback: Judge Judy, 23-years-old at the time, was photographed at her New York Law School graduation when she was the only woman in her graduating class

We see it! Reese has a similar nose and eyes as Judy; seen in October on The Tonight Show

Throwback: Judge Judy, 23-years-old at the time, was photographed at her New York Law School graduation when she was the only woman in her graduating class; Reese seen right in October on The Tonight Show

As of now, there is no Judge Judy biopic yet as the former real-life prosecutor is still busy working on Judy Justice — another arbitration-based reality court show.

Judge Judy premiered in 1996 and ended after 25 seasons after Sheindlin severed ties with CBS. 

In June of 2021, the cultural icon told Wall Street Journal revealed why she left the broadcast syndication. 

Justice for Judy: The former prosecutor started her own spin-off titled Judy Justice with Amazon IMDb TV in late 2021

Justice for Judy: The former prosecutor started her own spin-off titled Judy Justice with Amazon IMDb TV in late 2021

She explained that CBS had bought out Sheindlin’s ownership of the show’s reruns in an effort to keep the host from shopping Judge Judy to other media companies.

‘CBS, I think, sort of felt they wanted to optimally utilize the repeats of my program because now they have 25 years or reruns.’ Sheindlin told Ellen DeGeneres in 2020. ‘So what they decided to do was to sell a couple of years’ worth of reruns.’    

After the divorce, the former Manhattan family court judge moved to Amazon-owned IMDb TV to create Judy Justice. The first season premiered in November 2021.

Hearing trial: After disagreements with CBS, the judge cut ties with the studios and concluded Judge Judy after 25 seasons

Hearing trial: After disagreements with CBS, the judge cut ties with the studios and concluded Judge Judy after 25 seasons

Even now, after having to start a new show, she remains the world’s highest paid TV host — reportedly earning $47 million a year, according to a 2018 Forbes ranking report.

When asked if she’s considered retiring, the judge supreme told The Hollywood Reporter: ‘I’m not tired.’

This career choice still gives her ample time to spend with her family. Sheindlin added that she has no desire to explore new hobbies. ‘I know what I like to do. Why — at my stage in life — would I try to find something else when I already know what I like?’

The sophomore season of Judy Justice is now streaming weekdays only on Amazon Freevee.

Legal on film: Legally Blonde 2: Red White And Blonde with Reese

Legal on film: Legally Blonde 2: Red White And Blonde with Reese

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