The Scoop on Wanda Sykes' Guest Starring Role
We're just days away from the "Drop Dead Diva" marathon on Lifetime this Friday, April 8 starting at 8 pm/9c and now we've got some super exciting show news for you! Entertainment Weekly's resident Diva Mandi Bierly revealed today that the oh-so-hilarious Wanda Sykes will be guest starring as a judge on Episode 6 of the upcoming Season 3!
The "New Adventures of Old Christine" star is set to appear as Judge Yvonne Wright. Sykes as Judge Wright will preside over a case inspired by Mississippi high school student Constance McMillen — a senior who was restricted from attending her prom because she wanted to go with her girlfriend.
"Drop Dead Diva" creator Josh Berman spilled to EW that he had his eye on casting Sykes after seeing her present an award at the 2010 GLAAD Media Awards (where "Diva" was up for an Outstanding Individual Episode award for Season 2's "Queen of Mean"). In the interview, Josh describes Sykes’ character as "acerbic, very funny and clever, and doesn’t take any crap from anyone, as we would expect Wanda to be." The real-life Constance McMillen will even cameo in the episode as the judge’s bailiff.
Stay tuned to the "Drop Dead Diva" Blog for show updates and more info on Season 3, airing in June on Lifetime!
Who are you most excited to see guest star on Season 3 of "Drop Dead Diva"?