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Spring Awakening fans, don’t get your hopes up just yet. But don’t get them down, either?
Despite widespread reports that hit the Web over the past 24 hours, Glee star Lea Michele is not currently engaged in talks to reprise the role she originated in the Broadway production of Spring Awakening in an upcoming film adaptation, a rep for the actress confirmed.
However, in a statement released exclusively to EW, Michele said, “Spring Awakening is so special to me, as is the character Wendla. We have discussed this as a possibility, and we’ll see what happens.”
The story originated yesterday when the film’s director McG (Terminator Salvation, This Means War) told E! Online, “We’re talking to Lea Michele because she made the role of Wendla famous and we’ll see if that pans out and works with the timing of her schedule on [Glee].” As it turns out, those talks happened long ago, and the project has been relatively quiet since — but now that there’s so much buzz and interest on both sides, it may soon find itself picking up steam.
“There were initial talks about this project,” said Michele’s rep. “However, there is nothing confirmed at this time.”
In the film, Michele would reprise the role of Wendla, a part she created in the early workshops and original off-Broadway production of Spring Awakening before it transferred to Broadway in 2006. (She even turned down an offer to play Eponine in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables that same year, opting to stay loyal to Spring Awakening instead.) The show went on to win Best Musical at the 2007 Tony Awards and jump-started Michele’s red-hot career.
The musical, which tells the story of German teenagers discovering their sexuality in the late 19th century, has been rumored to come to the big screen since it closed on Broadway in 2009. McG is attached to direct the film via his production company Wonderland Sound and Vision, which is developing the movie-musical, but at the present time, no studio has greenlit the project just yet.
The GLAMOUR Women of the Year Awards is the hottest event on the London calendar. Kristen Stewart, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kim Kardashian, Kings of Leon, and Bridesmaid stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy were just some of the A-listers who partied with us last year – and now we’re gearing up for another star-studded soirée. We’re thrilled to once again be teaming up with the stunning and stylish Pandora jewellery. The event takes place in London on May 29 – so we need your votes now! Just tick your favourite category (or nominate someone else, if you prefer). Anyone who has voted is in with a chance to win a pair of tickets to the 2012 ceremony! What are you waiting for?
Click here to vote for Lea as ‘US TV Actress’ and you can also write her name on the other categories!
Is Lea Michele gearing up for another Spring Awakening?
We are so excited to exclusively report that the Glee gal could be reprising her role from the hit Broadway musical in the upcoming movie adaptation.
Here’s the scoop…
“We’re talking to Lea Michele because she made the role of Wendla famous and we’ll see if that pans out and works with the timing of her schedule on [Glee],” the flick’s director, McG, told us last night at the Hollywood premiere of his new romance action flick This Means War.
The show, which won eight Tony Awards and is based on an 1891 German play of the same name, centers around a group of teenagers dealing with topics including abortion, rape, suicide, masturbation and even some S&M. (Glee, anyone?)
“I love Lea; we’ve talked about it,” McG said. “When I first got turned onto the show she was in it so it’s her voice that echoes in my heart. I really think she’s wonderful and we’ll see where it takes us.”
McG said Spring may be his next film project. “It’s very similar to the [stage] production,” he said. “We’re probably going to shoot it in Eastern Europe and it’s a very true adaptation of what it is with a little Baz Luhrman thrown in.”
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Tuesdays will be a little less Glee-ful in late winter/early spring as Fox launches a new comedy block that includes the return of Breaking In.
The network confirmed Friday that Glee would air a “winter finale” on Feb. 21 and then take seven weeks off before returning on April 10 (at which point the show will air all originals through the end of the season).
And then beginning March 6, Fox will debut a new Tuesday lineup that kicks off with a relocated Raising Hope at 8, followed by I Hate My Teenage Daughter at 8:30, New Girl at 9 and the Season 2 launch of Breaking In at 9:30.
Brian Stokes Mitchell, one of Lea’s dads on Glee, posted on his official website about Lea:
It was especially terrific seeing Lea Michele, who is my “daughter” on the show. We gave each other big hugs in the makeup trailer as we were getting ready for the day. Lea and I go way back to when when was about 8 years old starting in the Toronto production of “Ragtime” – I was “Coalhouse Walker” and she was Tateh’s “Little Girl”.
I’ve gotten to watch her grow in maturity and roles on Broadway in “Spring Awakening” and also the revival of “Fiddler on The Roof” In 2008, we were reunited once again at the Hollywood Bowl in the Summer production of “Les Miserables” (She was Eponine and I, Javert). I know Lea probably had more than a little to do with my being on the show and I am grateful to her and everyone else that have invited me to be a part of such a fun-fest.
Last month we’ve posted here about AskMen’s Top 99 Women of 2012 poll. The list is out and Lea made the cut:
NO. 19 LEA MICHELE
Sure, we’ve caught Glee a few times when our girlfriends insisted on watching, and there’s no denying that Lea Michele is a talented actress and singer. But that is where our passing interest in her ended — until her jaw-dropping GQ shoot in November 2010. Michele oozed sexuality and completely overshadowed her costar Dianna Agron, who is nothing to ignore. And when our girlfriends dragged us to New Year’s Eve, all we could think of was Michele in knee socks and pink high heels.
As far as parental cliffhangers go, it’s second only to the identity of the Mother on a certain CBS sitcom: Glee has finally cast Rachel’s gay dads, and TVLine can reveal which musically-inclined actors landed the plum parts.
A show insider confirms to TVLine exclusively that onetime Law & Order: Criminal Intent detective Jeff Goldblum and Broadway veteran Brian Stokes Mitchell have been tapped to play Hiram and LeRoy Berry, the adoptive parents of Lea Michele’s character.
The duo will first appear in the show’s Valentine’s Day episode — which as luck would have it will actually air on Feb. 14, and is titled “Heart.” And yes, they will sing.
Is Obama a huge Maroon 5, Glee, and Black Eyed Peas fan? Maybe, maybe not — but he does want their endorsement on his 2012 re-election. The Commander-in-Chief already has stars like Lady Gaga on his team, but that didn’t stop him from releasing a “wish list” of celebrities he’d like on board as he bids for a second term. Amongst names we might easily expect to find here, such as B.o.B., Jay-Z, and Alicia Keys, there are such diverse acts as Arcade Fire, Lady Antebellum, the Jonas Brothers, Janelle Monae, Ricky Martin, Regina Spektor, and Vampire Weekend. (Kelly Clarkson was apparently already spoken for.) Check out the full list of names below.
Style experts Anita Patrickson and Lindsay Albanese give us their list of best-dressed from the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards.
Why: “This is a lot of dress for a petite girl but she owned it! It fit her snug in all the right places,” Albanese says. “The gunmetal color kept the whole look sleek and seductive.”
Tip: A long sleeve, form-fitting dress is “the perfect choice if you want to cover-up for cooler temperatures but still look sexy,” Albanese says.
Lea Michele’s having a very good week.
There was the People’s Choice honor for Favorite TV Comedy Actress; the announcement that she’ll be the new spokesperson for Candie’s; and now this showstopping turn on tonight’s red carpet in a Marchesa gown, Jimmy Choo shoes and jewels from Lorraine Schwartz.
(Rachel Berry would be jealous. Or at least tell the Glee star to cover up a little!)
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