She might not be starring in Funny Girl, but Lea Michele will be featured prominently in the upcoming season of Glee, with Rachel Berry getting some juicy storylines and a starring role in the high-school musical. (No, not High School Musical.) Michele gabbed with TheTVaddict.com and gave some interesting dish on what’s going to happen when the show returns September 20—and what she’d like to see on what could be her final season.
What specifically are you excited about as we look towards Glee’s third season?
I know that I have some really great story lines with Chris Colfer and Darren Criss. I know that I’m going to be in the high school musical which I can’t say but it’s one of my dream roles—not Fanny Brice. So I know that I’m doing that and I know that they’re going back to a lot of classic songs. From the first script it was not a lot of top 10 songs but older songs which I love and am so excited to sing and lots of Broadway. So I’m super excited about that.
What’s Rachel’s relationship status in terms of Finn and is there any fallout from last May’s surprising kiss?
He’s there, handsome as ever [Laughs], but I think we’re still paying for it [the kiss] a little bit. It seems like the two of us are still together in the first episode, but you never know with Finn and Rachel what could possibly happen.
Are you looking forward to Rachel’s graduation this season?
Well, unless I flunk, which I can work out you know. I can fail my classes, so I’ll see how I feel, and then decide! Obviously I can’t be on the show forever, but I think I look fairly young… right… I think so?!
Do you think this will be the year that we finally get to meet Rachel’s two Dads?
You know what, what the heck? Like really, I really hope so! For me, my dream of meeting Rachel’s dads would just be even if she was performing on stage, taking a bow, and then she’d just waves and there they were her dads in the audience, Elton John… and… one of them is African American so I’ve always had trouble about thinking who that would be. But it would be a great way to just easily slip it in, but [Ryan Murphy] won’t tell me when.
A high-profile openly gay African-American entertainer who could hold his own against Elton? We got one thing to say to you, Ryan Murphy: RuPaul!
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