I’ve added screencaps of Lea’s interview for People Magazine and a pic from the photoshoot!
Check out the beautiful cover of Lea’s second book called “You First: Journal Your Way to Your Best Life”
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Well this is certainly a change from Glee. Star Lea Michele, who played Rachel Berry on the Fox hit for six seasons, will reunite with her Glee creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan for this fall’s horror comedy Scream Queens. The show follows a sorority, which includes Michele’s character, being stalked by a vicious killer. And, based on this exclusive first look at her character, Michele’s role is very different than the New Directions lead singer.
“Her name is Hester,” reveals Murphy. “She plays a girl with scoliosis and a neckbrace, whose nickname is Neckbrace—Emma’s character just calls her “Neckbrace.” It’s a real Eve Harrington part for Lea. This girl wants everything Chanel (Emma Roberts) has and will do anything to get it. Lea calls it her Charlize Theron Monster moment. We won’t let her put on any make up and she wears these horrible 1995 tracksuits. But there’s a great turn that happens half-way through the season with that character.”
Roberts says Michele is nailing the new role. “I can’t look at Lea in a scene because she makes me laugh,” admits Roberts. “She’s so funny. We’ll be doing a scene where I’ll be giving everyone my death glare and I’ll have to skip Lea because I’ll start cracking up. It’s been really fun to work with her because I was such a fan of Glee. Her and I have really hit it off.”
Scream Queens premieres this fall on Fox.
Lea Michele and her cat Sheila are featured in People Magazine’s Most Beautiful issue! Lea tweeted about it:
— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) April 22, 2015
Ryan Murphy has tweeted a video of the girls recording for Scream Queens.
EXCLUSIVE: Lea Michele and Kate Upton will star in The Layover, the William H. Macy’-directed road trip sex comedy scripted by David Hornsby and Lance Krall. Production is imminent with Keith Kjarval of Unified Pictures and Aaron L. Gilbert of Bron Studios producing. Michele and Upton play a pair of lifelong best friends who decide to avoid their problems by taking a vacation only to find that their plane has been rerouted due to a hurricane warning. To make matters worse, the two friends find themselves battling for the same guy during an extended layover in St. Louis. Macy will play a role in the film as well.
Hornsby and Krall collaborated on the TV series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, on which Hornsby is writer, executive producer, and co-star.
“The minute I met Lea and Kate, the film began to focus for me,” said Macy, moonlighting from his series Shameless. “They are singular, ambitious funny women in full. This is going to be fun.” Executive producers are Patricia Cox, who worked with Macy on his most recent helming effort Rudderless, and Jason Cloth of Creative Wealth Media Finance.
Michele starred in Glee and has reteamed with Ryan Murphy on Scream Queens. Supermodel Upton costarred with Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann in Fox’s The Other Woman. Michele is repped by WME and Untitled Entertainment; Upton by WME and LBI Entertainment and Macy by WME and attorney Barry Greenfield. WME Global will sell worldwide distribution.
Lea Michele is going out on a high note in Friday’s series finale of Glee, in which she’ll sing a beautiful, heartbreaking song written by costar Darren Criss.
But she won’t be gone from our TV screens long. In Ryan Murphy’s new horror-comedy Scream Queens, coming this fall, Michele will undergo a complete transformation from the Rachel Berry we’ve come to know on Glee, she tells us. Although she’s staying mum on details:
I’ll tell you this. A lot of people working on ‘Scream Queens’ are our crew from ‘Glee.’ … When I went on my first day, no one even recognized me. This is like my Charlize Theron in ‘Monster’ moment.
Whoa. Understandably, Michele wants to play against type after inhabiting the same role on Glee for six seasons. And from the sound of it, we shouldn’t expect her new character to belt out Funny Girl any time soon:
My character is out-of-control crazy, insane and hilarious, and it’s been so fun to play. When I got home from the first day, so many of the cast were texting me, like, ‘It’s so great how you’re embracing this character.’ Not wearing basically any makeup, not doing my hair and she has a lot of unique qualities that you’ll see.
So given its school setting and horror theme with Murphy at the helm, is it essentially American Horror Story: Glee?
You won’t see any signs of ‘Glee’ in this show. And it’s even a totally different horror genre than ‘American Horror Story.’ It reminds me a lot of those old, classic horror films like ‘Evil Dead,’ and even closer to my generation, like ‘Scream’ or ‘Heathers,’ and it has a little bit of ‘Mean Girls’ in there. This is a whole new brand that they’ve created.