Kate Walsh details her role on new NBC comedy 'Bad Judge'


Kate Walsh says her character on Bad Judge is "unapologetic."

The 46-year-old actress portrays judge Rebecca Wright on the new NBC comedy. Walsh is best known for portraying "sophisticated" Dr. Addison Montgomery on ABC series Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, and told TV Guide her role on Bad Judge is "a little more edgy."

"She’s a mess but she’s unapologetic," the actress detailed. "She’s figuring out life as she goes along. She’s not looking to be a mom. She’s not looking for a relationship. She’s super proficient at it and super smart and everything else falls by the wayside. We get to see her stumble around and make mistakes."

Wright is a tough criminal court judge by day, but spends her off-time partying and being reckless. The character is involved in a casual relationship with psychiatrist and expert witness Gary Boyd, portrayed by Ryan Hansen.

"There’s also a real fantasy element to [the series] in the sense that she kind of dispenses vigilante justice," Walsh continued. "I think it’s really satisfying and funny for the audience to see, well, what would you do if you were a judge and you had that badge and you were in traffic and somebody’s annoying you, what could you get away with? If you could dispense any kind of sentencing that you want, what would you do if you got creative?"

Bad Judge premiered Oct. 2, and airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.