Mayim just sent out this puzzling email, and I’m not sure if I’m supposed to publicize it or not, but she is awesome, and so I am. Any time she’s on TV, it’s better than her not being on TV.
i am certain you are dying to know what i would look like as a chassidic jew and on ‘saving grace’ on TNT tonight you can find out. here’s a hint: no make-up, snood over my hair, very roomy clothing.
so tomorrow morning, please don’t ask me about if i liked it.
just enjoy a laugh at my expense.
my upcoming role on secret life of the american teenager will be much more exciting i promise.
Let’s all hold hands, sing “Kumbaya,” and celebrate Hasidic Jews finally being played by someone who doesn’t hate Hasidic Jews.* And, in the morning (or, for those of us who don’t own TVs, whenever they put Mayim’s episode online), let’s all tell Mayim how hard she rocked.
* — Not including Natalie Portman and the real-life Satmar guy in that short film. It was never released, anyway, so it doesn’t really count.
Pronounced: khah-SID-ik, Origin: Hebrew, a stream within ultra-Orthodox Judaism that grew out of an 18th-century mystical revival movement.
Pronounced: SNOOD (oo as in food), Origin: Old English, a type of female headgear, used to hold hair in place in a bag of cloth or yarn. Worn by some traditionally observant women who cover their hair out of modesty.