“Glee” star Lea Michele is still trying to grapple with all the attention she and the show have garnered. But both look to increase with Golden Globes noms for the series and the actress.
“I’m in a little bit of shock. I don’t want to believe it,” Michele said. “I met (creator) Ryan Murphy in 2007, and if you told me this would happen in 2009, I would’ve said you’re crazy.
“It’s so heartwarming to hear our show makes people happy. I was at dinner with Ryan the other day and someone came up and said the show brings him so much joy. Those moments are great.”
Youth was not ignored, with Lea Michele of “Glee” earning a bid for best actress in a musical or comedy.
“I got up right after 5 this morning and figured I’d turn on the TV to see if our show got nominated, and literally the first thing I heard was, ‘Glee’ got two nominations — for Jane Lynch and Lea Michele. And I thought, ‘Did THAT just happen?!’” Michele said.
“I have not moved from that same spot on the couch yet. I’m in shock,” she said.
Lea Michele, Best Actress (Comedy), ‘Glee’: “It’s probably the most incredible moment of my career thus far. To say that my first nomination ever in my life was for a Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy is incredible. I feel so honored that Ryan Murphy wrote this incredible role, Rachel Berry; she’s so much fun to play. To have moments like this is completely mind-boggling. I can’t even believe it. I’m just a girl from the Bronx who’s from musical theater, and now here we are!”