The actress who played Lois, the high-strung mom on Malcolm in the Middle is dealing with a new cast of rule-breakers on the courtroom drama Raising the Bar.
Kaczmarek plays Trudy Kessler, a tough judge who rules with an iron fist, and the role is making her think twice about getting into legal trouble.
She says, Being on the show and seeing how the judicial system works definitely makes me drive the speed limit. Its scary.
Kaczmarek says she has a newfound respect for lawyers and says, They get a bad rap, but if youre in trouble, you want the best lawyer you can get.
Though playing Judge Trudy has given her a hard look at the law, Kaczmarek says it hasnt given her a hard look fashion- wise.
She explains, Instead of those horrible judges robes my character wears nice silk scarves. Shes kind of working it.
Raising the Bar premieres September 1 on TNT.
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