Zimmerman Juror B37 Looking Forward to Getting Paid

SANFORD, Fla. — Juror B37 of the George Zimmerman trial appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 Monday night to discuss her part in Zimmerman’s acquittal over the weekend. According to B37–whose real name is still confidential–she and the other jurors believed that “George’s heart is in the right place,” although she admitted that she “wouldn’t know how guilty he is, since [she] spent most of the trial thinking about how to profit off the whole situation.”

B37 told Cooper that race did not play a significant factor in the jury’s deliberations, saying that she “doesn’t really see color,” and hadn’t noticed that the victim, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was black, since “the trial was pretty boring,” and she “had better things to think about.”

“Frankly, I spent most of my time in the jury box contemplating my future,” B37 said. “Book deal first, then a film? Or should I just head for the big screen right away?” Ultimately, she opted for the former strategy–B37 reportedly reached out to a prominent literary agent less than 24 hours after finding Zimmerman not guilty. Since then, she has dropped her plans to write a book, saying that “books have too many words, and words make me sleepy.” Instead, Juror B37 reportedly hopes to have JK Rowling ghostwrite her account of the trial, since “hers are the only books I’ve ever managed to finish.”

About the controversial verdict, Juror B37 said, “We had a hard time agreeing. Half of us thought it would be more dramatic if George was convicted, while the rest of us strongly believed that an acquittal would make for the better story. And since we were sequestered, we couldn’t reach out to Spielberg for advice.”

“In the end, we realized that if George went free, he might go on to commit a second, similar crime, which would make the whole thing so much jucier,” she added

Juror B37 also said that, if the story is eventually adapted into a movie, she hopes a “real-life African American” will get to play the part of Trayvon Martin–who she has since come to accept was black. “As I’ve said before, I feel bad about the way they [black people] live, but if a movie role can lift just one black teenager out of the thug life, then all of this has been for the greater good.”