I’ve added new pics of Lea at the “American Horror Story Freak Show” Premiere, more to come! Also, a bunch of videos of Lea on the red carpet with Ryan Murphy and the Glee cast! Click on ‘continue reading’ to watch all videos.
I’ve added screencaps and a couple of news pics of Lea for #Fasterthan Campaign. It’s a very important cause and you can find out more about it here.
“The fight against breast cancer is a cause that I deeply care about and a cause that I have long supported,” said Lea Michele. “When I heard that evian was partnering with the NBCF to launch this campaign, it was an initiative that I wanted to be part of as regular self-examinations are the key in making a positive change in a woman’s survival rate.” Source
Lea Michele has made yet again to the GLAMOUR’s 50 Best Dressed Women (UK) list! It’s the 4th year in a row – ever since her debut in 2011 – this year, Lea’s ranked at #20, down only one place. Check out the full list here.
Ina new interview for Vulture, Paris Barclay talked more about Lea’s role on ‘Sons of Anarchy':
What’s the story behind Lea Michele’s upcoming guest gig? Does this show give instant street cred to actors known for playing squeaky-clean teens?
Exactly! She’s been the most fun. Lea has never been on a show other than Glee. I’ve directed a lot of Glees, so I’ve known her for a while. She’s been very much identified with the character of Rachel, and when Kurt Sutter wrote this role, he said, “Do you think we could get Lea Michele to do it?” And I said, “Well, hell, let’s ask!” And we did and she read it and within 24 hours, she said, “Fantastic, I’m in.” She only had to work one day, but she had to do six scenes, and she was awesome. The crew loved her. We finished early. She’s so prepared, and it’s such a different character from Rachel. This is a down-home, earthy waitress in a small-town diner who bonds with Gemma. She didn’t get to sing. She’s not going to do a note at all.
So no musical episode?
Sadly, no. When she was there with Katey, I said, “Can’t you sing a little something?” But no, she wanted to stay in character, and I respect that. And she didn’t die, so I’d love to see her again.
Lea will only appear on the sixth episode of “Sons of Anarchy” but there’s already a sneak preview of her in the new promo of the show, check out below. Also, a new video where she talks about being on the show, click on ‘continue reading’ to watch it!
Here’s a video of Lea at the LA Premiere Screening of “Sons Of Anarchy” where she talks about how it was working on the show and a litlle bit about the new season of Glee and Katey Segal talking about Lea’s guest appearance on the show.
There was little trace of Rachel Berry when Lea Michele graced the Sons of Anarchy set last month to shoot a Season 7 guest appearance, and that was the whole point.
SOA creator Kurt Sutter tells TVLine that the Glee actress went au natural for her role as a “simple truck-stop waitress” who has a run-in with Katey Sagal’s Gemma.
“I’m just now doing post-[production] on that episode, and she’s great,” raves Sutter. “She completely went there. Not a stitch of makeup. She’s just a frumpy waitress. She really got it and embraced what the show was. I’m thrilled.”
SOA exec producer/director Paris Barclay — who has helmed some of Glee‘s biggest episodes — was instrumental in bringing Michele on board. “He’s really close to all those actors, and really helped them through their time of need,” explains Sutter. “And I knew she was a big fan of the show, and we had this role that opened up. It was sort of a one-off and I knew we’d be able to get her in and out in a day. And the timing worked for her. She was thrilled.”
Sons of Anarchy returns to FX on Sept. 9 at 10/9c with a super-sized hour-and-45-minute premiere. Michele’s episode is slated to air in October.